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The English Historical Review (Volume 4) (Paperback): Mandell Creighton
The English Historical Review (Volume 4) (Paperback): Mandell Creighton

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Mandell Creighton

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: The English Historical Review NO. XIV.?APRIL 1889 Hugh Elliot at Naples, 1803-1806 IN the second volume of the Historical Review we gave an account of the later years of Queen Caroline of Naples, of her collisions with Lord William Bentinck, her exile from her country, and her unhappy death. We propose now to take up the narrative at an earlier date, and to relate the circumstances which led to the withdrawal of the royal family from Naples to Sicily. The period is treated slightly both by Colletta and Fyffe; materials for its study are to be found in the ' Nelson Despatches' and in Lady Minto's ' Life of Hugh Elliot'; but the main sources must be found in diplomatic archives. The following relation will be mainly based on the Foreign Office papers in the English Eecord Office. After the rupture of the peace of Amiens war was declared by England against France on 20 May 1808. The instructions given to Hugh Elliot, the new minister, are dated two days before. They point directly to the occupation of the island of Sicily by the English. They state that we do not object to English ships being excluded from Neapolitan ports if French ships are excluded also; but if the king of Naples is forced to admit French ships into his, harbours on the mainland we cannot allow this to be extended to the island of Sicily. We shall garrison the forts of Messina, and retain them as long as a French military force shall remain hi the kingdom of Naples. Assurances are, however, given that tho English will confine themselves exclusively to military occupation, and will not interfere in any way in the civil administration of the country. Those who have read our previous article will have seen how little this undertaking was observed. Mr. Elliot set off from England at two days' notice an...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Mandell Creighton
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 604
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-07784-2
Barcode: 9780217077842
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-07784-6

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