By Robert Holland
This is often the 1st in-depth reconstruction of a big British decolonization established totally on unique documentation. it truly is crucial analyzing for anyone attracted to the reaction of coverage makers to the problem of 'terrorism' abroad after 1945, the liquidation of the British Empire, the breakdown of ethnic co-existence lower than excessive strain, and the consequences of local destabilization at the wider foreign procedure.
Read or Download Britain and the Revolt in Cyprus, 1954-1959 PDF
Best england books
The Civil Wars skilled is a thrilling new background of the civil wars, which recounts their results at the 'common people'. This enticing survey throws new mild onto a century of violence and political and social upheaval by way of taking a look at own assets corresponding to diaries, petitions, letters and social assets together with the click, The Civil battle skilled truly units out the real social and cultural results of the wars at the peoples of britain, Scotland, Wales and eire and the way universal reports transcended nationwide and nearby limitations.
Within the Victorian interval English universities have been reworked past acceptance, and the fashionable educational career started to take form. Mark Pattison used to be one of many top-rated Oxford dons during this an important interval, and articulated a particular imaginative and prescient of the academic's vocation usually at odds with these of his contemporaries.
During this thorough and illuminating paintings, Michael Prestwich presents a finished examine of Plantagenet England, a dramatic and turbulent interval which observed many alterations. In politics it observed Simon de Montfort's problem to the crown in Henry II's reign and it witnessed the deposition of Edward I. by contrast, it additionally observed the hugely profitable ideas of Edward I and his grandson, Edward III.
England, 1154. As Henry II seizes the throne after years of turmoil, a brand new dynasty is poised to haul this hitherto turbulent country out from the darkish a while and remodel it into the kingdom nation we realize at the present time. that includes a few of England's maximum but additionally such a lot infamous kings, the home of Plantagenet might reign for over three hundred blood-soaked, but foundational, years.
- Händel: Riccardo primo, Re d'Inghilterra, Richard der Erste, König von England
- Religious Identities In Henry VIII's England
- Coalition Tactics on the Napoleonic Battlefield and Their Influence on Unity of Effort
- Medieval Punishments : an Illustrated History of Torture
- International Brigades in Spain 1936-39
- The Children of Henry VIII
Extra info for Britain and the Revolt in Cyprus, 1954-1959
Although the Governor had been promised by officials that his demands would be the very first item brought up with a new Secretary of State for Colonies, 20 21 Wright to Griffiths, igjan. 1951, €0537/7453. Fisher, minute, 19 Sept. 1950, €0537/6229. n Fisher, 24 Apr. 1951, €0537/7453. Britain and the Revolt in Cyprus, 1954-1959 27 Griffiths' successor, Oliver Lyttelton, decided that with acute colonial difficulties elsewhere—the British High Commissioner in Malaya, for example, had just been assassinated by Communist insurgents—Cyprus should 'be left undisturbed as long as possible';" Sir Thomas Lloyd, a friend of Wright's, was dispatched to Nicosia to break this unwelcome news.
For a good general analysis of his position see Doros Alastos, Cyprus Guerrilla: Grivas, Makarios and the British (London, 1960). 31 See profile on Grivas in Leslie Finer to Michael Davis, 9 Jan. 1958, Legum Papers, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London. 30 30 / February-1 April 7955 biographical sketch. '32 This was close to the mark. Grivas had no ideas beyond a hatred of Communism, a love of Greece and a sincere and highly romanticized belief in Enosis. Unlike many leaders of armed terrorist movements, he lacked to a peculiar degree the capacity to transform himself into a practising politician.
Whatever practical military significance Cyprus may have had for the United Kingdom was shortly afterwards made redundant by the occupation of Egypt in 1882. It was thereafter that country— principally through the base at Suez—which became the linchpin of British strategy in the Orient, and eventually played such a large part in two world wars; in the 1 J. Bennett, minute, 21 Jan. 1950, CO537/6228. - H. Temperley, 'Further Evidence on Disraeli and Cyprus', English Historical Review (January 1930, PP.