Britannia's Glories: The Walpole Ministry and the 1739 War with Spain

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April 1998



Presents a study of the 1739 war with Spain, the so-called 'War of Jenkins' Ear', looking at both the Spanish and the British side of disputes arising from illicit British trading in the Spanish ports of the Caribbean and the brutal depredations committed by the Spanish ships licensed to suppress it.


Fills one of the last remaining gaps in studies of the Walpole era... his lucidly written study is almost as exciting to read as a thrilller - a major achievement. HISTORY A painstakingly researched, lucid account of the slide to war between the two powers from 1738... A strong and significant piece of scholarship not just on an important episode in British eighteenth-century foreign policy, but on British politics in the final years of Walpole's ministryModern scholarship, fresh perspectives and insights, above all reassess(ing) the impact on Britain without neglecting the Spanish side of the story... an impressive monograph. ALBION (US) A pleasure to find this war has been given the attention it deserves... an excellent case-study of the sources of strength and weakness in mid eighteenth-century British government. BJECS
EAN: 9780861932306
ISBN: 0861932307
Untertitel: 'Royal Historical Society Studi'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 1998
Seitenanzahl: 292 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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