Corsican Crisis

Corsican Crisis

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Corsican Crisis was an event in British politics during 1768-69. It was precipitated by the invasion of the island of Corsica by France. The British government under the Duke of Grafton failed to intervene, for which it was widely criticised and was one of many factors that contributed to its downfall in early 1770.Corsica had been owned by Republic of Genoa for five centuries when a major rebellion broke out on the island in the 1750s. In 1755 their leader Pasquale Paoli had declared the Corsican Republic establishing rule over much of the island. After nine years of attempts to re-establish their rule over the island, the Genoese sold the island to the French in 1764 in a secret treaty.show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Ject Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136593211
  • 9786136593210