The Assessments of the Diplomatic Activity of Lord Bolingbroke in the English Historiography
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The Assessments of the Diplomatic Activity of Lord Bolingbroke in the English Historiography
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S207987840001398-6-1
DOI
10.18254/S0001398-6-1
Publication type
Article
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The author of the article makes an attempt to consider the assessments of Bolingbroke’s diplomatic activity in 1710—1715. The main events, associated with him were: the conducting of the process of the negotiations and the conclusion of the Treaty of Utrecht 1714, his authorship of the Trading agreement with France (it was not passed) and the initiation of “Restraining Orders” (1712). The 19th century writers were not free from parties’ prejudices and mostly repeated the Whig’s condemning assesses. They accuse him in betraying vital interests of Great Britain and her allies at these negotiations. The modern writers try to give a more balanced evaluation, but the question of Bolingbroke’s real impact in the conclusion of the peace is not absolutely clear even now because of the lack of evidence. Some stereotypical assessments have not been overcome yet and they are waiting for their revision.
Keywords
H. Bolingbroke, R. Harly, Grand Alliance 1689, Treaty of Utrecht 1714, Whig and Tory historiography
22.04.2016
Publication date
05.07.2016
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