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William Eden and the Treaty of Mauritius, 1786–7

Bolton, G.C. and Kennedy, B.E. (1973) William Eden and the Treaty of Mauritius, 1786–7. The Historical Journal, 16 (4). pp. 681-696.

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During the generation before the French Revolution, die Atlantic colonial powers - Britain, France, Spain - endeavoured in various ways to assert metropolitan control of trade and expansion in the colonies. The revolt of Britain's American colonies was the most spectacular failure of such policies, but it did not deter eidier London or Versailles after the peace of 1783 from continuing to seek a more active supervision of their colonial outposts. Among symptoms of this activity were the energetic policies of die French ministry of marine under Castries, and the creation of the Board of Control for India and the renovated Board of Trade under Pitt

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Humanities
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Copyright: © 1973 Cambridge University Press
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