A System of Ambition?: British Foreign Policy, 1660-1793

Author Jeremy Black
Condition Second Hand - As New
Cover Type Softback

This work charts the rise of Britain to a position of spectacular greatness on the international stage, with an empire to provide vast wealth and prestige. Background events include the Anglo-Dutch wars, the wars of the Austrian and Spanish successions, the Seven Years War and the American and French revolutions. The book explores the role of parliaments; the influence of the Crown; the diplomatic system; the impact of military considerations; the importance of trade; and the growing effect of public opinion and press.