Politics and Foreign Policy in the Age of George I, by Jeremy Black PDF

By Jeremy Black

via its specialise in the connection among overseas and family politics, this e-book presents a brand new viewpoint at the usually fractious and tangled occasions of George I’s reign (1714-27). This used to be a interval of transition for Britain, as royal authority gave solution to cupboard executive, and because the kingdom started to workout elevated impact upon the realm level. It was once a reign that witnessed the trauma of the 1715 Jacobite uprising, observed Britain struggling with Spain as a part of the Quadruple Alliance, and during which Britain faced the increase of Russia below Peter the nice. there was fairly little new exact paintings in this topic in view that Hatton’s biography of George I seemed in 1978, and that ebook, whereas extraordinary, dedicated particularly little realization to the household political size of overseas coverage. by contrast, Black hyperlinks international relations to family politics to teach that international coverage used to be a key element of presidency in addition to the major battleground either for family politics and for ministerial rivalries. for that reason he demonstrates how social gathering identities in overseas coverage weren't marginal, to both coverage or social gathering, yet, as a substitute, critical to either. The learn is predicated upon a wealth of either British and overseas archive fabric, together with kingdom Papers household, Scotland, eire and Regencies, in addition to international. vast use can also be made up of parliamentary and ministerial papers, in addition to the non-public papers of diverse diplomats. international records consulted comprise papers from Hanover, Osnabrück, Darmstadt, Marburg, Munich, Paris, The Hague, Vienna and Turin. by means of drawing upon the sort of large ranging array of assets, this e-book deals a wealthy and nuanced view of politics and overseas coverage less than George I.

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