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By Jeremy Black

ISBN-10: 1849018197

ISBN-13: 9781849018197

From the nice Exhibition to the credits Crunch - the transformation of england from the world's maximum country to the current day

In 1851 Queen Victoria opened the nice Exhibition in Hyde Park, it used to be the excessive water mark of English fulfillment - the state on the vanguard of the commercial Revolution, on the middle of a burgeoning Empire, with a queen who may reign for one more 50 years. within the following a hundred and fifty years, the destiny of the country has confronted turmoil and transformation. however it is simply too uncomplicated to speak of decline? Has nice Britain sacrificed its id with a view to remain a part of the current international order.

Leading historian, Jeremy Black, completes the landmark 4 quantity short background of england sequence with a super, insightful exam of the way modern Britain used to be formed.

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The elusive objective of foreign naval expertise, 1907–1908 At the beginning of 1907, Greece could draw little comfort from the European situation. Aehrenthal’s assumption of the direction of Austro-Hungarian foreign policy in 1906 signified a forward approach in Balkan affairs. This meant, 19 1821–1910 amongst other things, that Austria-Hungary placed particular importance on tightening its relations with Bulgaria and Romania. Germany followed a similar policy, and it did not take long before Bulgarian and Romanian interests in Macedonia began to benefit at the expense of Hellenism.

29 The members of the Tufnell mission and their powers The British Naval Mission to Greece arrived in Athens at the beginning of May 1911. 32 It seems, however, that his appointment did not particularly impress the representatives of the powers in Athens. 34 Nevertheless, Harvey’s record was not spotless; though he was a ‘steady, good torpedo officer’ he was also ‘not much use at general executive work’.

14 The Foreign Office explanation that the loan of a British Naval Mission to Greece would avoid offending the Greeks conveys only part of the truth. It should be remembered that as recently as 1907, when the Greeks first applied for a British Naval Mission, their application did not meet with success. In the aftermath of the Young Turk revolution, it did not take more than a year, however, for Turkey to succeed in securing the British naval assistance that Greece failed to attract. 15 This, of course, had largely to do with the fact that since 1894 the policy of the Admiralty was to refuse permission to foreign officers to serve on board His/Her Majesty’s (HM) ships unless the political and commercial advantages of permitting them were considerable.

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