Prelude to the Sulphur War of 1840: The Neapolitan Perspective

  title={Prelude to the Sulphur War of 1840: The Neapolitan Perspective},
  author={Dennis W. Thomson},
  journal={European History Quarterly},
  pages={163 - 180}
the right to regulate a troubled industry within his domain. When diplomacy failed, Lord Palmerston ordered a naval squadron based at Malta to initiate hostile action against Neapolitan ships. In view of the disparity of power between these contendants, a wise course would have been a diplomatic solution based on compromise. This article will examine why this did not happen. In the process, it will consider the Neapolitan perspective as it emerges from the position of the King and the opinions… 
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