Saturday, May 3, 2008

Peace of Amiens

Beginning to read "Gladstone" by Roy Jenkins. Peace of Amiens mentioned.

Signed in 1802, the Peace of Amiens marked the end of the French Revolutionary War. For the British, it brought respite from conflict abroad. As part of the peace treaty, Britain, isolated from her allies, agreed to return recent territorial conquests to France, Spain and Holland. These terms were heavily resented and the British, worried about Napoleon’s plans, refused to withdraw from Malta.

Also mentioned is the Battle of Coruña (Corunna)

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