‘The Peace of Ultrecht: why Britain is forgetting’ | A.C. Thompson- openDemocracy

‘The Peace of Ultrecht: why Britain is forgetting’ | A.C. Thompson- openDemocracy

Three hundred years ago, a peace treaty was signed that ended nearly a quarter of a century of continuous warfare, acknowledged Britain’s status as a major power and cemented the post-1688 balanced constitution that we retain today. The Peace of Utrecht will be marked with events throughout Europe, but not so here. This is a missed opportunity to reflect on the long history of our inter-relationship with Europe and the wider world.

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