Palmerston and Anglo–French Relations, 1846–1865

  title={Palmerston and Anglo–French Relations, 1846–1865},
  author={David Brown},
  journal={Diplomacy \& Statecraft},
  pages={675 - 692}
  • David Brown
  • Published 1 December 2006
  • History
  • Diplomacy & Statecraft
Conventionally, it was Palmerston's political nemesis, Lord Aberdeen (foreign secretary 1841–46), who brokered an entente cordiale with François Guizot and France in the early 1840s, which the belligerent and unequivocally “English” Palmerston then systematically destroyed when he returned to office in 1846. However, not only is this a distortion of the relationship between Britain and France prior to 1846, it also fails to appreciate the nuances of Palmerston's approach to Anglo–French… 
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