The Reluctant Ally: Anglo-Spanish Slave Trade Negotiations 1820-1821

Alliances between maritime Empires in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries were rarely harmonious; but only a few hold the distinction, of being completely dysfunctional. The post-Napoleonic War alliance between Britain and Spain for the purpose of abolishing the slave trade was one of the few. The anti-slave trade treaty of 1817, which had … Continue reading The Reluctant Ally: Anglo-Spanish Slave Trade Negotiations 1820-1821