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Ryswick, Peace of


RYSWICK, PEACE OF, signed 30 September 1697, ended King William's War between the English and French and the Iroquois and French. By its provisions, all conquests made during the war were to be mutually restored to the status quo antebellum. However, ownership of the lands surrounding Hudson Bay was to be decided by an Anglo-French joint commission. Such a commission met in 1699 but failed to reach a decision. The Anglo-French rivalry for control of North America would continue for much of the eighteenth century, culminating in the French and Indian War (1754–1763).


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See alsoColonial Wars ; France, Relations with ; Warfare, Indian .

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