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Sir Francis Bertie (from 1915 Lord Bertie of Thame) was a senior British diplomat of the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. He is perhaps best known for the thirteen years between 1905 and 1918 during which time he was Britain's ambassador in Paris, and it is with this period of his life that Dr Hamilton is mainly concerned.
The book thus examines his contribution to the evolution and maintenance of the entente cordiale, the nature of his 'anti-Germanism', his influence upon Sir Edward Grey and other British statesmen, and the eclipse of professional diplomacy during the first world war. Above all it is a study of a man whom another British diplomat was later to describe as 'the very last of the great ambassadors'.

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One of the best studies of the influence of professional advisers and diplomatists upon the formulation and execution of British foreign policy. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW In addition to being a life of Bertie, this book is a major examination of British foreign policy, especially with regard to France, in both the decade before the First World War and during the war itself. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF HISTORY

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First Published: 05 Apr 1990
13 Digit ISBN: 9780861932177
Pages: 2234
Size: 21.6 x 13.8
Binding: Hardback
Imprint: Royal Historical Society
Series: Royal Historical Society Studies in History
Subject: Modern History
BIC Class: HBLL

Details updated on 24 Apr 2014