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Britannia's Auxiliaries: Continental Europeans and the British Empire, 1740-1800

Stephen Conway


This book provides the first wide-ranging attempt to consider the continental European contribution to the eighteenth-century British Empire. The British benefited from many different European inputs—financial, material, and, perhaps most importantly, human. Continental Europeans appeared in different British imperial sites as soldiers, settlers, scientists, sailors, clergymen, merchants, and technical experts. They also sustained the empire from without—through their financial investments, their consumption of British imperial goods, their supply of European products, and by aiding British im ... More

Keywords: British Empire, continental Europeans, eighteenth century, imperial activity, auxiliaries

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198808701
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198808701.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Conway, author
Professor of History, University College London

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