A system of ambition? : British foreign policy, 1660-1793 /
Jeremy Black.
2nd ed.
Stroud : Sutton Pub., 2000.
xxv, 304 p.
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Stroud : Sutton Pub., 2000.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Table of Contents
List of Abbreviations
Diplomacy and Domestic Pressuresp. 1
Introduction and the Sourcesp. 3
The Crownp. 12
Charles II: a diplomacy for English absolutism?p. 21
James II: a protege of Louis XIV?p. 25
William and Anne: rivals to and peacemakers with Louisp. 29
The Hanoverian connection 1714-60p. 32
George III 1760-93: a heart truly British or a Hanoverian Secret Du Roi?p. 40
Parliament and Foreign Policyp. 46
Diplomats, Secretaries of State and other Ministersp. 64
British diplomatsp. 64
Secretaries of State and other ministersp. 74
Strategic and Military Considerationsp. 80
Military powerp. 80
The navyp. 84
Blue water versus continental strategiesp. 91
Trade and Coloniesp. 95
Public Opinion and the Pressp. 115
The Debate over Policyp. 124
The Course of Policyp. 135
British Foreign Policy 1660-1714p. 137
The Restorationp. 140
Second Anglo-Dutch war 1665-7p. 144
From peace to war 1667-72p. 147
Third Anglo-Dutch war 1672-4p. 150
Peace and French pensions 1674-85p. 152
James II 1685-8p. 155
Dutch William and war 1688-97p. 158
From peace to war 1697-1702p. 163
The War of the Spanish Succession 1702-13p. 167
British Foreign Policy 1714-63p. 175
George I, the Anglo-French alliance and continental interventionalism 1714-27p. 178
From the accession of George II to the fall of Walpole, 1727-42p. 183
The Carteret years 1742-4p. 195
The last years of the War of the Austrian Succession, 1744-8p. 198
Newcastle and the attempt to consolidate the 'Old System', 1748-55p. 204
Britain, France and the outbreak of the Seven Years' War, 1754-6p. 216
The Seven Years' War, 1756-63p. 221
British Foreign Policy 1763-83p. 234
Anglo-Bourbon tension, 1763-71p. 238
Britain, the First Partition of Poland and Anglo-French relations 1772-4p. 243
The American war 1775-83p. 246
British Foreign Policy 1783-93p. 255
In the shadow of France, 1783-7p. 255
Anglo-French relations 1787-93p. 262
The rise and fall of the Anglo-Prussian alliance, 1787-92p. 276
Conclusionp. 283
Selective Bibliographyp. 286
Indexp. 297
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