Informal Empire, Independent Egypt and the Accession of King Farouk

  title={Informal Empire, Independent Egypt and the Accession of King Farouk},
  author={Michael T. Thornhill},
  journal={The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History},
  pages={279 - 302}
  • M. Thornhill
  • Published 12 May 2010
  • History
  • The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
Egypt's monarchical succession in the spring of 1936 has conventionally been seen as an internal Egyptian matter in which Britain, despite its continuing imperial presence in the country, played little or no role. King Fuad died, his 16-year-old son Farouk replaced him as monarch and a largely uncontested regency council was established for his ensuing 15-month minority. By first highlighting Britain's longer-standing structural imperial interests with the Mohammed Ali dynasty and then… 
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