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The Permanent Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs, 1854-1946

1st Edition

By Keith Neilson, T.G. Otte


364 pages | 9 B/W Illus.

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Chief among the personnel at the Foreign Office is the Permanent Under-secretary, the senior civil servant who oversees the department and advises the Foreign Secretary. This book is a study of the twelve men who held this Office from 1854–1946.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Edmund Hammond (1854-1873) 2. Lord Tenterden (1873-1882) 3. Sir Julian Pauncefote (1882-1889) 4. Sir Philip Currie (1889-1893) 5. Sir Thomas Sanderson (1894-1906) 6. Sir Charles Hardinge (I) (1906-1910) 7. Sir Arthur Nicolson (1906-1910) 8. Sir Charles Hardinge (II) (1916-1920) 9. Sir Eyre Crowe (1920-1925) 10. Sir William Tyrrell (1925-1928) and Sir Ronald Lindsay (1928-29) 11. Sir Robert Vansittart (1930-1937) 12. Sir Alexander Cadogan (1938-1946). Conclusion

About the Authors

Keith Neilson is Professor of History at the Royal Military College of Canada.

T.G. Otte is Senior Lecturer in Diplomatic History at the University of East Anglia.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General