Great Britain and Malta before 1798

By M.S. Anderson, published May 1954

Abstract

A good description is given of relations between Britain and Malta from the 17th Century up to the point Britain occupies Malta in 1800. Detail is given of the French influence of this period and the loose diplomatic relationship between Britain and the Order of St John of Jerusalem who governed Malta. A strong argument is made that Britain’s eventual interest in Malta is a result of French occupation rather than any deep understanding of its strategic significance.

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Filed under: Seven Years’ War | Other (Early Modern) | French Revolution | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Administration | Shipbuilding & Design

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