November 28, This day during the Queen Anne’s War (1702–1713)

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 November 28, 1696 – Siege of St. John’s was a failed attempt by French forces led by Daniel d’Auger de Subercase to take the fort at St. John’s, Newfoundland during the winter months of 1705. Leading a mixed force of regulars, militia, and Indians, Subercase burned much of the town and laid an ineffectual siege against the fort for five weeks between late January and early March 1705. Subercase lifted the siege after running out of provisions and gunpowder. The siege was part of a larger-scale expedition that was an attempt to repeat the highly destructive expedition led by Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville in 1696. Many outlying English communities were destroyed by Subercase’s men, leading to reprisal raids by the English. Fishing activities on both sides suffered for the duration of the war, which ended with the French cession of its claims to Newfoundland. The progress of the French was…

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