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British Foreign Policy in the Age of the American Revolution
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British Foreign Policy in the Age of the American Revolution

H. M. Scott

Abstract

This is a comprehensive study of British foreign policy before and during the war that led to the loss of the American colonies, a period from 1756 to 1783 in which Britain's position in Europe was transformed. The book examines the nature and the role of British diplomacy in the age of the American Revolution in the context of Britain's other eighteenth-century conflicts. Two themes receive particular attention: Britain's continuing rivalry with the Bourbons, exemplified by the great crisis over the Falkland Islands in 1770–1, and the unsuccessful efforts to strengthen Britain diplomatically ... More

Keywords: foreign policy, American colonies, British diplomacy, American Revolution, Bourbons, Falkland Islands, Continental alliances

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1990 Print ISBN-13: 9780198201953
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201953.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

H. M. Scott, author
University of St Andrews