Three victories and a defeat : the rise and fall of the first British Empire, 1714-1783 /
Brendan Simms.
London ; Toronto : Penguin, 2008, c2007.
xvii, [13], 801 p. : ill., maps ; 20 cm.
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London ; Toronto : Penguin, 2008, c2007.
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A Part of the Main : England in Europe, 1558-1697 -- Marlborough Country : Britain and the Empire, 1697-1714 -- Imperial Restoration, 1714-1715 -- Britain's New European Empire, 1716-1717 -- Preventive War in the Mediterranean and the Baltic, 1718-1719 -- A Protestant Empire, 1721-1724 -- Return of Charles V, 1725-1726 -- The Resurgence of France, 1727-1732 -- Imperial Retreat, 1733-1736 -- The Colonial Mirage, 1737-1739 -- Imperial Isolation, 1740-1742 -- The Empires Strike Back, 1742-1745 -- The American Empire Restores the Balance in the German Empire, 1745-1748 -- Imperial Pre-emptions, 1748-1752 -- Transferring the Seat of Empire? 1753-1756 -- The Imperial Missions of William Pitt, 1757-1759 -- An Island Once Again, 1760-1763 -- Imperial Retrenchments, 1763-1765 -- Imperial Pre-emptions, 1765-1767 -- Empire Adrift, 1768-1772 -- Fighting for Europe in America, 1773-1777 -- Losing America in Europe, 1778-1779 -- The Partition of Britain, 1780-1783.
general note
Originally published: London ; New York : Allen Lane, 2007.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 685-725) and index.
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