The War of the Grand Alliance (War of the League of Augsburg or the Nine Years War) was a war which lasted from 1688 to 1697.
France had expected assistance from England, during this war; but, after the Glorious Revolution (1689) -- England sided with the League of Augsburg, thus forming the Grand Alliance. This war was fought, not only in Europe, but also in North America; where it is known as King William's War. The period was marked by famine and recession. The war was ended by the Treaty of Ryswick (1697).