Anglo-French rivalry in India and the eastern seas, 1763-1793 : a study of Anglo-French tensions, and of their impact on the consolidation of British power in the region
Since the eastern conflict was essentially part of a wider contest to unseat the British from their position of commercial and maritime preponderance throughout the world, the problem of Anglo-French rivalry in India in the late eighteenth century will be introduced within its global setting. As a consequence of the French threat and French ambitions, most nearly realised during the American War, the defence of the Company’s possessions in India became closely linked with an imperial...[Show more]
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