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The Forgotten Commissioner - Sir William Mildmay and the Anglo-French Commission of 1750-1755 (Paperback, New) Loot Price: R517
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The Forgotten Commissioner - Sir William Mildmay and the Anglo-French Commission of 1750-1755 (Paperback, New): Enid Robbie

The Forgotten Commissioner - Sir William Mildmay and the Anglo-French Commission of 1750-1755 (Paperback, New)

Enid Robbie

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As a middle-aged London lawyer, Sir William Mildmay had a reputation for prudence and frugality that landed him a position on the Anglo-French Commission in Paris. The Commission's ongoing negotiations and failure to ratify the 1748 Treaty of Aix-la-Chappelle and resolve long-standing differences were to have far-reaching consequences for the futures of Britain, France, Canada, the American colonies, and India. The contents of William Mildmay's letters, his private commission journal, and his official commission reports provide remarkable first-hand insight into the tortuous process of eighteenth-century diplomacy. Mildmay's notes also raise the fascinating possibility that in the early summer of 1752 a successful end of the treaty negotiations might have been possible, thus preventing or delaying the Seven Years' War. Given the importance of the resulting conflagration for Britain and its Empire, Mildmay's detailed descriptions of the commission's work is a remarkable and unique chronicle of a crucial episode in British and French diplomacy. Enid Robbie's Forgotten Commissioner resurrects the uncertainties, personalities, infighting, and political double-dealing behind the Anglo-French Commission through an examination of one of its quietest but most dedicated participants. As Robbie weaves Mildmay's personal fortunes through the larger diplomatic negotiations, the reader understands that politics and diplomacy were life and death professions, not just for nations, but for individual careers.

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Imprint: Michigan State University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2003
First published: April 2004
Authors: Enid Robbie
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 26mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 317
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-87013-651-1
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Essays, journals, letters & other prose works > General
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history > 1700 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > American history > 1500 to 1800
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > International relations > Diplomacy
Books > History > American history > 1500 to 1800
Books > History > British & Irish history > 1700 to 1900
LSN: 0-87013-651-8
Barcode: 9780870136511

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