The Primacy of Foreign Policy in British History, 1660–2000

How Strategic Concerns Shaped Modern Britain

  • William Mulligan
  • Brendan Simms

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Brendan Simms, William Mulligan
    Pages 1-14
  3. William Mulligan
    Pages 181-196
  4. Phillips Payson O’Brien
    Pages 249-259
  5. Brendan Simms, William Mulligan
    Pages 336-339
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 340-345

About this book


External challenges, strategic threats, and war have shaped the course of modern British history. This volume examines how Britain mobilized to meet these challenges and how developments in the constitution, state, public sphere, and economy were a response to foreign policy issues from the Restoration to the rise of New Labour.

Editors and affiliations

  • William Mulligan
    • 1
  • Brendan Simms
    • 2
  1. 1.University College DublinIreland
  2. 2.University of CambridgeUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2010
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-36547-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-28962-8
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