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English diplomatic agents 1603-1688

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The general historiography of Stuart diplomacy has, by and large, argued that those who were tasked with carrying out foreign policy were ineffective, amateurish and, in some cases, incompetent. This harsh view is in need of reassessment in the light of a number of incidents, which suggest that much effective foreign policy and general diplomatic work was carried out by lower-ranking diplomats, who were titled agents. These agents have attracted little historical comment or study. This the...

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
New College
Department:
Humanities Division - History Faculty
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Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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Oxford University, UK
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