Britain and France: the best of enemies

Histories of Anglo-French relations in the 18th and 19th centuries are usually dominated by conflict. But, say Renaud Morieux and Fabrice Bensimon, the two peoples had more in common than the bloodletting of the Napoleonic Wars would suggest...

Addington and Napoleon facing each other across a narrow channel, from a caricature by James Gillray. Illustration from the magazine ‘The Graphic’, 9 July 1881. (Getty Images)

This article was first published in the September 2017 issue of BBC History Magazine.

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