he English, for Louis had acknowledged William as king in the Ryswick treaty.
The British Parliament had also settled the crown on Anne.
so as to secure a Protestant succession.
The English were also offended because Louis had placed his grandson, Philip of Aragon.
on the Spanish throne, and thus extended the influence of France among the dynasties of Europe.
On the death of William III.
（March 8, 1702) Anne ascended the throne, and on the same day the triple alliance between England, Holland, and the German Empire against France was renewed.
Soon afterwards, chiefly because of the movements of Louis above mentioned, England declared war against France, and their respective colonies in America took up arms against each other.
The war lasted eleven years. Fortunately, the Five Nations had made a treaty of neutrality (Aug. 4, 1701) with the French in Canada, and thus became an impassable barrier against the savages from the St. Lawrence.
The tribes from the Merrimac to the Peno