|The Role of the Paris Embassy, 1850-1918 |
The Role of the Paris Embassy, 1850-1918
Source: The Foreign & Commonwealth Office. August 12, 2000. Research and Analytical papers are produced by the FCO Research Analysts. They provide in-depth assessments on countries, international organisations and global issues. The papers take a wider view on their subjects, both historical and forward-looking.
This analysis endeavours to provide an insight into the contribution made by the Paris Embassy to the formulation and execution of British foreign policy between 1850 and 1918. The Paris Embassy played an almost unique role compared to other British embassies by virtue of the importance of relations with France and the geographical proximity to London. This paper will highlight a number of important points regarding the role and the work of the Paris Embassy, and examine the period 1850-1918 in chronological form in order to indicate how the Embassy reacted to or influenced key historical events.
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