On this day in 1707, the first siege of Pensacola was lifted. The town was destroyed by the British and the Crown’s Creek Indian allies but Spanish rule persisted due to the defense of Fort San Carlos de Austria . This was part of the hostilities associated with Queen Anne’s War. We discussed the siege of St Augustine in April 2013 when the British came dangerously close to taking East Florida. However the siege was lifted and Spanish control of East Florida was maintained. The British tried twice to seize Pensacola but the first siege was beat back on this day in 1707, and the second siege was lifted in December 1707.