British Diplomatic Attitudes towards Europe, 1801–4Ignorant and Indifferent?

  title={British Diplomatic Attitudes towards Europe, 1801–4Ignorant and Indifferent?},
  author={Tom Goldsmith},
  journal={The International History Review},
  pages={657 - 674}
  • Tom Goldsmith
  • Published 7 August 2016
  • Political Science
  • The International History Review
ABSTRACT Recent decades have seen a rehabilitation of the reputation of Henry Addington's and Lord Hawkesbury's foreign policy during the course of the former's government, 1801–4. Nevertheless, the existing historiography has done little to place their actions in the wider context of British foreign policy in the early nineteenth century, nor to assess them in light of the debate around the arguments of Paul W. Schroeder's systemic theories and his attacks on eighteenth-century balance-of…