The signing of the Treaty of Utrecht in April 1713

In April 1713 the Treaty of Utrecht was signed, which put an end to the War of the Spanish Succession. The great beneficiary of it was England, which obtained economic advantages with commercial concessions and increased its territories; Spain put an end to its international hegemony and the commercial monopoly with America, but the loss of territory also brought economic relief; and France, stopped the territorial ambitions of Louis XIV and the kingdom entered an economic crisis.

As for Menorca, before the signing of the Treaty, in November 1712, England seized its sovereignty, agreed with Louis XIV, and Queen Anne appointed the Duke of Argyll, John Campbell, her governor. He was only in office for a month, but he laid the groundwork that the island was English. He ordered to fly the English flag, communicated the cessation to the governor appointed by Archduke Carlos, informed the Menorcan authorities that the only recognized authority was Anne of England and assured the population of the continuity of their privileges and respect for the Catholic cult. His replacement was his lieutenant, Richard Kane, who served twenty years in office.

 

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