Deerfield, a frontier settlement in western Massachusetts, is attacked with a French and Native American force. Some 100 men, ladies, and kids were massacred since the town was burned to the bottom.
The Deerfield raid was the bloodiest event of Queen Anne’s War, a conflict proven to American historians because the second of the French and Indian Wars. The frontier conflict, named immediately after the English monarch at that time, was to France and England an extremely unimportant facet of the War of the Spanish Succession. To settlers in America, so even, the rivalry of both powers in the colonies was a substantial concern, because the fighting meant not merely raids by the French or the British but in addition the horrors of Indian tribal warfare.
With the signing of the Peace of Utrecht in 1714, peace returned to the frontier. Thirty years later, it might be broken by the War of Austrian Succession, the next of the French and Indian Wars.