Charles Whitworth: Diplomat in the Age of Peter the Great by Janet M. Hartley PDF

By Janet M. Hartley

In 1700 the armies of the Russian Tsar Peter the nice and Charles XII of Sweden met at Narva to struggle the 1st conflict of what was once to be often called the good Northern warfare. even if this primary engagement was once to bring about a humiliating defeat for Peter, it marked the beginning of a fight that 20 years later could see Russia end up an immense strength and significantly modify the stability of energy in Europe. This paintings examines the adjustments within the stability of strength in Europe within the early eighteenth century as a result nice Northern struggle and the warfare of the Spanish Succession in the course of the writings and occupation of Charles Whitworth, the 1st British Ambassador to Russia, and Minister within the Hague, Berlin, Ratisbon and Cambrai. Whitworth used to be an acute, witty and indefatigable author. His lengthy and certain dispatches and reviews touch upon Russian, Prussian, Austrian and Dutch household and overseas coverage, on buying and selling and advertisement issues, on best personalities and occasions, and at the international relations of the good Northern conflict and the struggle of Spanish Succession. He used to be in Russia from 1705 to 1712 and witnessed the starting to be army, naval and advertisement strength of the country and was once aware of the capability risk of Russia to British pursuits. The interval of Whitworth's diplomatic profession, from 1702-1725, witnessed a dramatic shift within the stability of energy within the North, and the character, and timing, of Whitworth's postings made him uniquely certified to chart and examine this improvement. Drawing on a wide selection of manuscript assets, Dr Hartley has produced a compelling account either one of Whitworth and the momentous occasions happening in Europe at first of the eighteenth century.

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By Janet M. Hartley

In 1700 the armies of the Russian Tsar Peter the nice and Charles XII of Sweden met at Narva to struggle the 1st conflict of what was once to be often called the good Northern warfare. even if this primary engagement was once to bring about a humiliating defeat for Peter, it marked the beginning of a fight that 20 years later could see Russia end up an immense strength and significantly modify the stability of energy in Europe. This paintings examines the adjustments within the stability of strength in Europe within the early eighteenth century as a result nice Northern struggle and the warfare of the Spanish Succession in the course of the writings and occupation of Charles Whitworth, the 1st British Ambassador to Russia, and Minister within the Hague, Berlin, Ratisbon and Cambrai. Whitworth used to be an acute, witty and indefatigable author. His lengthy and certain dispatches and reviews touch upon Russian, Prussian, Austrian and Dutch household and overseas coverage, on buying and selling and advertisement issues, on best personalities and occasions, and at the international relations of the good Northern conflict and the struggle of Spanish Succession. He used to be in Russia from 1705 to 1712 and witnessed the starting to be army, naval and advertisement strength of the country and was once aware of the capability risk of Russia to British pursuits. The interval of Whitworth's diplomatic profession, from 1702-1725, witnessed a dramatic shift within the stability of energy within the North, and the character, and timing, of Whitworth's postings made him uniquely certified to chart and examine this improvement. Drawing on a wide selection of manuscript assets, Dr Hartley has produced a compelling account either one of Whitworth and the momentous occasions happening in Europe at first of the eighteenth century.

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In 1700 the armies of the Russian Tsar Peter the nice and Charles XII of Sweden met at Narva to struggle the 1st conflict of what used to be to be referred to as the good Northern conflict. even if this primary engagement was once to bring about a humiliating defeat for Peter, it marked the beginning of a fight that 20 years later might see Russia turn out to be an incredible strength and considerably regulate the stability of energy in Europe.

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