British Foreign Policy and the Italian Occupation of Rome, 1870

  title={British Foreign Policy and the Italian Occupation of Rome, 1870},
  author={O. Wright},
  journal={The International History Review},
  pages={161 - 176}
  • O. Wright
  • Published 2012
  • Political Science
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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