The Seventy Years War, 1744–1815, and Britain’s Fiscal-Naval State

@article{Page2015TheSY,
  title={The Seventy Years War, 1744–1815, and Britain’s Fiscal-Naval State},
  author={A. Page},
  journal={War \& Society},
  year={2015},
  volume={34},
  pages={162 - 186}
}
  • A. Page
  • Published 2015
  • History
  • War & Society
Abstract This article argues that we should view Britain as fighting a ‘Seventy Years War’ with France between the battles of Fontenoy in 1745 and Waterloo in 1815. Through years of hot and cold war, Britain struggled to build the military power needed to prevent it from falling under the domination of France. In hindsight, many view the British as inevitable imperialists, confidently building towards their global empire of the nineteenth century. In reality, eighteenth-century Britons… Expand
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