The French Fleet, 1807-1814; Britain's Problem; and Madison's Opportunity

@article{Glover1967TheFF,
  title={The French Fleet, 1807-1814; Britain's Problem; and Madison's Opportunity},
  author={R. Glover},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  year={1967},
  volume={39},
  pages={233 - 252}
}
  • R. Glover
  • Published 1967
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Modern History
T HE title of this essay may surprise some readers; for how, they will ask, could the French fleet, after meeting ruin from Nelson's guns off Cape Trafalgar in 1805, be Britain's problem in 1807-14? And in the "Oxford history of England" does not Steven Watson himself say that by his victory at Trafalgar Nelson made "any revival of [Bonaparte's invasion] threat impossible"?1 Watson does indeed say that; and his statement is valuable as a warning of how easily the stark realities of military or… Expand
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