British Foreign Policy and the Italian Occupation of Rome, 1870

  title={British Foreign Policy and the Italian Occupation of Rome, 1870},
  author={Owain Wright},
  journal={The International History Review},
  pages={161 - 176}
  • O. Wright
  • Published 1 March 2012
  • History
  • The International History Review
This article explores the action taken by the British government when the Italian Army occupied Rome in 1870, bringing the Risorgimento and the unification of Italy to a conclusion. It enhances understanding of British policy towards the newly-unified Italy by examining the Gladstone government's decision to maintain a British warship at the port of Civitavecchia throughout the Roman crisis. Previously, this action has been explained as resulting from the British government's need to strike a… 
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