Sentence Examples


  • The population, ground down by preposterous taxes, ill-used as only the subjects of Spaniards, Turks or Bourbons are handled, rose in blind exasperation against their oppressors.
  • But Francis of Lorraine, elected emperor in that year, sent an army to the kings support, which in 1746 obtained a signal victory over the Bourbons at Piacenza.
  • The Habsburgs and the Bourbons The decline of French influence at the close of the reign of Louis XIV.
  • Left the Habsburgs and the Spanish Bourbons without ~ serious rivals.
  • The Spanish Bourbons held Naples and Sicily, as well as the duchy of Parma.

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