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The Paris Embassy

British Ambassadors and Anglo-French Relations 1944–79

  • Rogelia Pastor-Castro
  • John W. Young

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. John W. Young
    Pages 1-16
  3. Edward Hampshire
    Pages 17-41
  4. Rogelia Pastor-Castro
    Pages 42-66
  5. Christopher Goldsmith
    Pages 67-90
  6. James Ellison
    Pages 91-113
  7. Helen Parr
    Pages 114-137
  8. Daniel Furby, N. Piers Ludlow
    Pages 138-161
  9. Alastair Noble
    Pages 162-186
  10. Isabelle Tombs
    Pages 187-212
  11. John W. Young
    Pages 213-220
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 221-229

About this book


This collection of essays looks at Anglo-French relations from the Second World War to the advent of Margaret Thatcher's government in a new light, focusing on the work of Britain's ambassadors to France. In particular, it looks at moves towards deeper European integration, a key theme in twentieth century British foreign policy.


20. Jahrhundert 20th century Britain Europe European Integration foreign policy France Thatcher

Editors and affiliations

  • Rogelia Pastor-Castro
    • 1
  • John W. Young
    • 2
  1. 1.University of StrathclydeUK
  2. 2.University of NottinghamUK

About the editors

James Ellison, Queen Mary, University of London, UK Daniel Furby, Fipra International Chris Goldsmith, De Montfort University, UK Edward Hampshire, Royal Military Academy, UK Piers Ludlow, London School of Economics, UK Alastair Noble, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK Helen Parr, Keele University, UK Isabelle Tombs, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK

Bibliographic information


'Concise, informative and tightly focused, the essays highlight the part British ambassadors to France have played in their reporting and analysis, their identifying and nurturing of key relationships, and their promotion of specific projects. The volume should be of interest to all international historians, and essential reading for students of modern diplomacy.'

- Keith Hamilton, formerly of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, UK