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Britain, Ireland, and Continental Europe in the Eighteenth Century


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Preface Introduction 1: The Glorious Revolution and its Constitutional Legacy 2: The Continental Commitment in British Foreign Policy 3: Finance and Trade 4: Politeness and Refinement 5: Investigation and Improvement 6: Religious Ties 7: The Grand Tour 8: Earning a Living Abroad 9: Maritime Connections 10: Britain, Ireland, and Military Europe Conclusion

About the Author

Stephen Conway has taught in the History Department at University College London for twenty-five years. He has written extensively on eighteenth-century British and imperial history, particularly on the impact of war on British and Irish society. He is the author of The War of American Independence, 1775-1783 (1995); The British Isles and the War of American Independence (2000); and War, State, and Society in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain and Ireland (2006).


Impressive, well-researched and ably argued study by Stephen Conway...this impressive book deserves widespread attention and strengthens his position as an important interpreter of the 18th century. * Jeremy Black, BBC History Magazine *
[A] great achievement...important * Patrick Walsh, Reviews in History *
Conway skilfully integrates an Old and New World perspective into a facinating and highly readable account of Ireland and Britain's connections with Europe. * Eamon Darcy, European History Quarterly *

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