The Cambridge History of British Foreign Policy, 1783-1919

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Adolphus William Ward, George Peabody Gooch
Cambridge University Press, Dec 22, 2011 - History - 648 pages
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With contributions from leading historians of the day, alongside chapters by politicians, journalists and lawyers, this three-volume work was the first comprehensive survey of foreign policy during the rise of Britain as a major power. Published between 1922 and 1923, it is unashamed in its aim to present 'a national point of view [with] an avowed regard for the interests, and above all for the honour of Great Britain', but is all the more illuminating for that. Including some original memoranda and documents, it takes as its starting point the Treaty of Paris ending the American War of Independence, and concludes with the Treaty of Versailles (1919). Volume 1 includes a summary of the significant issues and preoccupations of successive British governments and monarchs leading up to the appointment of Britain's first foreign secretary in 1782. European affairs dominated the period and two chapters are devoted to relations with France.
  

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Contents

Vacillations of Prussia Malmesburys Mission Loss of Belgium
45
Britain and the AustroFrench Alliance The Seven Years War Pitts first
97
incident The American War of Independence France and the American
127
PITTS FIRST DECADE
143
The international situation after the Peace of 1783 British isolation
149
British Ambassadors and British policy Harris The problem of
159
Prussias forward policy against Austria Death of Joseph II Feb 1790
197
Great Britain and France in 1792 Resolute neutrality Talleyrands
212
CHAPTER IV
392
THE FALL OF NAPoLEoN AND THE FIRsT PEAcE OF PARIS
429
the final settlement Castlereagh and the Poles The Italian questions
479
THE RETURN OF NAPOLEON AND THE SECOND PEACE OF PARIS
500
CHAPTER V
522
APPENDICES TO CHAPTERS 11111
543
B British War Policy February 1793 to April 1795
549
The Spanish Crisis April 1795 to September 1796
561

Opposed Aims of Pitt and Burke Failure of the Peace Overture
265
CHAPTER III
309
AngloRussian rapprochement Rupture with Spain Aims ofAlexanderI
331
The Ministry of All the Talents Sicily and N W Germany Fox
348
Austria and Sweden Wellesley and French Peace Proposals The Sea Power
371
E Attempts to form the Second Coalition 1798
578
F Letters of Lord Mulgrave to Pitt
587
H Extracts from Stratford Cannings Despatches from Constanti
599
INDEX 6
613
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Sir Adolphus William Ward (2 December 1837 - 19 June 1924) was an English historian and man of letters.

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