Britain and the Seventy Years War, 1744-1815 : Enlightenment, Revolution and Empire Paperback / softback
Part of the British History in Perspective series
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Eighteenth-century Britons were frequently anxious about the threat of invasion, military weakness, possible financial collapse and potential revolution.
Anthony Page argues that between 1744 and 1815, Britain fought a 'Seventy Years War' with France.
This invaluable study:- Argues for a new periodization of eighteenth-century British history, and explains the politics and course of Anglo-French war- Explores Britain's 'fiscal-naval' state and its role in the expansion of empire and industrial revolution- Highlights links between war, Enlightenment and the evolution of modern British culture and politicsSynthesizing recent research on political, military, economic, social and cultural history, Page demonstrates how Anglo-French war influenced the revolutionary era and helped to shape the first age of global imperialism.