A History Of England In The Eighteenth Century Volume 7

Paperback | July 8, 2012

byWilliam Edward Hartpole Lecky

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...with France in July 1795, and in the October of the following year she declared war against England, bringing a new and considerable fleet to dispute the English empire of the sea. In Germany, it is true, the tide of victory more than once ebbed and flowed, but the great victories of the Archduke Charles in 1796 were much more than counterbalanced by the victories of Buonaparte in Italy. In the course of 1796 and the first months of 1797, almost all its states had been either crushed or intimidated into treaties of submission, and the King of the Two Sicilies and the Republic of Genoa had conspicuously closed their ports against British ships. At home, meanwhile, discontent, disaffection, and financial embarrassment were steadily increasing, and the English national debt, swollen by enormous subsidies to faithless allies, augmented with appalling rapidity. Pitt anxiously looked forward to peace, but his efforts met with no success. In the February of 1796, Wickham, who was British minister in Switzerland, had been instructed to sound, through Barthe'lemy, the disposition of the Directory, but his overtures were promptly and scornfully rejected.i In the following October, Lord Auckland published, with the sanction of Pitt, a pamphlet which was intended to 1 See Wickham's Corretpondence, i. 269-274, 312-314; Annual Register, 1795, pp. 125, 126. Ch. xxvii. NEGOTIATION OF MALMESBURY, 1796. 231 prepare the public mind for a peace, and at the same time a. new English application was made to the Directory. It was most ungraciously received, but they at length agreed to grant passports for an official negotiation, and under these circumstances Lord Malmesbury went to Paris. The negotiation, however, was almost hopeless. The Directory had no real wish for...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...with France in July 1795, and in the October of the following year she declared war against England, bringing a new and...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:190 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.4 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021715249X

ISBN - 13:9780217152495

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