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Book Review of The Continental Commitment: Britain, Hanover and Interventionism, 1714-1793

Posted by William Young on January 15, 2013

International History

Jeremy Black. The Continental Commitment: Britain, Hanover and Interventionism, 1714-1793. Abingdon, England: Routledge, 2005. ISBN 978-0-415-36292-4. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Pp. xiv, 214. $168.00 (hardcover).

Jeremy BlackDr Jeremy Black, Professor of History at the University of Exeter in England, is well-known as a diplomatic and military historian.  He has written numerous books and journal articles.  One of his many areas of expertise is British foreign policy in the eighteenth century.  As such, in this work, Black explores the British continental commitment and interventionism in the diplomatic alliances and conflicts of the eighteenth century.  George I (1714-1727), George II (1727-1760), and George III (1760-1820) were all Kings of Britain and Electors of Hanover.  Black attempts to show the influence, if any, of the British monarchy’s interests in the Electorate of Hanover in the formulation and conduct of British foreign policy.  The author is known for such studies as A System of Ambition? British Foreign Policy…

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