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The Jacobites and Russia, 1715-1750

Author: Rebecca Wills
Publisher: East Linton, Scotland : Tuckwell, 2002.
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This study explores the role played by the Jacobite diaspora in Russia in the saga of Jacobite intrigue and British foreign policy between 1715 and 1750. Drawing on Russian and British sources, the  Read more...

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Wills, Rebecca.
Jacobites and Russia, 1715-1750.
East Linton, Scotland : Tuckwell, 2002
(OCoLC)606838416
Online version:
Wills, Rebecca.
Jacobites and Russia, 1715-1750.
East Linton, Scotland : Tuckwell, 2002
(OCoLC)606838437
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Wills
ISBN: 1862321426 9781862321427
OCLC Number: 45580396
Description: 253 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface: Russia Through Foreign Eyes in the First Half of the Eighteenth Century --
pt. 1. The Reign of Peter I, 1715-1725 --
1. Jacobite Recruitment and Peter I, 1715-1725 --
Who were the Exiles? --
Russia's Reputation and Reality: 'Nothing at heart but the welfare of his subjects ...?' --
Career Opportunities for Naval Jacobites --
The Jacobites: A Select Elite --
Pay and Exploitation --
2. The Growth of the Jacobite Community in Russia and the Breakdown of Anglo-Russian Relations, 1715-1719 --
The Jacobite Tradition in Russia --
Jacobitism and Political Expediency --
Anglo-Russian Relations, 1715-1717 --
Dr. Robert Erskine and Russo-Jacobite Diplomacy, 1716-1717 --
Dr. Robert Erskine, Peter I and Jacobite Recruitment --
The Jacobites and the Anglo-Russian Diplomatic Rupture of 1719 --
3. The Climax of Jacobite Diplomacy, 1720-1725 --
1720, A Year of Change --
The Tables Turn: Russia and the Atterbury Plot, 1721-1722 --
Daniel O'Brien: The First Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary from King James III to Emperor Peter I, 1722-1724 --
Daniel O'Brien's Mission, 1723-1724 --
Aftermath: Kurakin and the Jacobites in France, 1724 --
The Death of Peter I --
pt. 2. The Reign of Catherine I, 1725-1727 --
4. Agents and Intrigue --
Threats from North and South --
The Return of William Hay --
Britain's Need for a Spy --
John Deane's Mission to St. Petersburg --
The Aftermath of Deane's Mission: Spies and Jacobite Letters --
Ministerial Panic and Political Dissimulation --
'The Pretender and his Tools' --
British Confidence Undermined, 1726 --
Quelling the Jacobite Threat? --
Jacobitism and International Hostility --
The Flame in the North --
The Flame Extinguished --
pt. 3. The Reign of Peter II, 1727-1730 --
5. The Embassy of the Duke of Liria, 1727-1730 --
Bleak Prospects and Divided Loyalties --
Liria's Mission --
Jacobite Secrets --
Taking Risks --
The Treaty of Seville --
Liria and Britain --
Personal Loyalty: Conflict or Compromise? --
Liria's Recall and the Second Treaty of Vienna --
pt. 4. The Reign of Anna Ivanovna, 1730-1740 --
6. Jacobites and Politics, 1730-1740 --
The Collapse of the Anglo-French Alliance --
The War of the Polish Succession, 1733-1735 --
Jacobite 'Ill Management' --
The War with Turkey, 1736-1739 --
James Keith: Jacobite Exile or Russian General? --
James Keith's Visit to Britain --
7. The Jacobite as Foreign Mercenary --
The Myth of Foreign Favouritism --
A Haven for Foreign Mercenaries? --
The Russian Military in Crisis --
Foreigners and Military Legislation --
Legislation versus Practice --
Recruitment from the Royal Navy --
Jacobites and the Land Forces --
Selectivity and Success --
8. Jacobites in Battle, 1730-1740 --
Poland --
The Rhine Campaign --
The Crimea --
pt. 5. The Regencies and the Reign of Elisabeth, 1740-1750 --
9. The End of An Era --
Spark and Fire: Jacobite Attempts and the 1745 Rising --
Russian Domestic Turmoil, 1740-1741 --
Jacobite Pawns and Politicians --
Elisabeth in Power --
Career Difficulties --
James Keith in Sweden --
Lord Hyndford's Offensive --
James Keith's Departure from Russia --
A Transfer of Allegiance.
Responsibility: Rebecca Wills.

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