First published in 1966- The history of a foreign policy is not the same thing as the biography of a Foreign Minister. The former aims at showing what a foreign policy was, the latter at what a Foreign Minister was. The latter is pure biography, while this book aims at placing the individual in his proper relation to other diplomatic personalities and to events. The book shows in general a hearty approval of the spirit of nationality, and Temperley writes with patriotic fervour when he defends the British attack on Copenhagen during Canning's first career as a Foreign Minister in 1807 and this fervour is expanded in this research work.
Table of Contents
PART I THE NEO·HOLY ALLIANCE AND THE NEW MAN CHAPTER I THE FORMATION OF THE NEO·HOLY ALLIANCE I. The Prelude (I8I8-20) 2. The Revolution in Spain (I820) . 3. Castlereagh's State Paper of 5th May 1820 • 4. The Revolutions in Naples and Piedmont 5. The Troppau Circular (8th December 1820); Castlereagn's Reply (19th January 1821) 6. The Last of CastIereagh (12th August 1822) . CHAPTER II THE ADVENT OF THE NEW MAN:· HIS POLITICAL SYSTEM I. Coming into Office (August-September 1822) 2. Canning as the Philosophic Tory .3. Canning's Ideas on Foreign Policy PART II FRANCE, THE NEO·HOLY ALLIANCE, AND BRITISH NON· INTERVENTION, CHAPTER III FRANCE AND THE CONGRESS OF VERONA I. The Instructions of Castlereagh .2. The French Ministry and their Ideas .3. Canning's' Come what may' Instruction to Wellington (27th September 1822)