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Britannia's glories : the Walpole ministry and the 1739 war with Spain

Author: Philip Woodfine
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : Royal Historical Society/Boydell Press, 1998.
Series: Royal Historical Society studies in history., New series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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`The War of Jenkins Ear' examined for the first time in a full-length study, looking at the vitality of popular politics and the inner workings of Parliament during the time.

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Named Person: Robert Walpole, Earl of Orford; Robert Walpole, Earl of Orford; Robert Walpole
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Woodfine
ISBN: 0861932307 9780861932306
OCLC Number: 37574027
Description: 279 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Mechanisms of diplomacy --
2. Cabinet, crown and country --
3. Depredations and their context --
4. Diplomatic protest and political constraints --
5. Bug food and British beef --
6. Back from the brink --
7. The Convention of the Pardo --
8. The harvest of war --
App. 1. Merchants' petition, October 1737 --
App. 2. Keene's memorial, November 1737 --
App. 3. Wall's letter, London Evening-Post --
App. 4. Convention of the Pardo, January 1739.
Series Title: Royal Historical Society studies in history., New series.
Responsibility: Philip Woodfine.

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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, Read more...

 
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