Anglo-French Alliance (1716–1731)

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The Anglo-French Alliance is the name for the alliance between Great Britain and France between 1716 and 1731.wikipedia
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Stately quadrille

changes in the continental balance of power
It formed part of the stately quadrille in which the Great Powers of Europe repeatedly switched partners to try to build a superior alliance.
In the years immediately after the war, Britain and France, which were widely considered to have been the leaders of opposing coalitions in the last war, formed an Anglo-French Alliance and recognised that they shared temporary, mutual interests.

War of the Quadruple Alliance

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The two states co-operated during the War of the Quadruple Alliance to stop a Spanish attempt to conquer parts of Italy.
In late 1716, former opponents Britain and France agreed an Anglo-French alliance to ensure enforcement of Utrecht; in January 1717, these two and the Dutch formed the Triple Alliance.

War of the Spanish Succession

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Following the end of the War of the Spanish Succession by the Treaty of Utrecht, British and French interests converged as they wished to stop the expansion of Spanish and Russian power.
France accepted the Protestant succession, ensuring a smooth inheritance by George I in August 1714, and ended support for the Stuarts under the 1716 Anglo-French Treaty.

Peace of Utrecht

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Following the end of the War of the Spanish Succession by the Treaty of Utrecht, British and French interests converged as they wished to stop the expansion of Spanish and Russian power. Although British Whig politicians had attacked the Treaty of Utrecht under the slogan "No Peace Without Spain", given it seemingly placed Spain under French control, they soon developed close relations with Paris having returned to power following the Hanoverian succession.
France accepted the Protestant succession, ensuring a smooth transition when Anne died in August 1714 and ended support for the Stuarts under the 1716 Anglo-French Treaty.

Anglo-Austrian Alliance

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In 1731, Britain, sensing the direction Cardinal Fleury was taking France, concluded an alliance with Austria.
Britain was then allied to France, but the relationship was slowly declining, and by 1731, they would be considered enemies again.

Second Hundred Years' War

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Some have suggested that between 1688 and 1815 Britain and France were 'natural enemies' and the period has become known as the Second Hundred Years' War, but the 17 years spent as allies has been used to challenge the theory that the two states were implacable enemies.
The various wars between the two states during the 18th century usually involved other European countries in large alliances; except for the War of the Quadruple Alliance when they were bound by the Anglo-French Alliance, France and Britain always opposed one another.

No Peace Without Spain

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Although British Whig politicians had attacked the Treaty of Utrecht under the slogan "No Peace Without Spain", given it seemingly placed Spain under French control, they soon developed close relations with Paris having returned to power following the Hanoverian succession.
However, in an ironic turn of events, Britain soon agreed an Alliance with France.

Anglo-Prussian alliance (1756)

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Kingdom of Great Britain

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The Anglo-French Alliance is the name for the alliance between Great Britain and France between 1716 and 1731.

Kingdom of France

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The Anglo-French Alliance is the name for the alliance between Great Britain and France between 1716 and 1731.

Great power

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It formed part of the stately quadrille in which the Great Powers of Europe repeatedly switched partners to try to build a superior alliance.

Spain

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Following the end of the War of the Spanish Succession by the Treaty of Utrecht, British and French interests converged as they wished to stop the expansion of Spanish and Russian power.

Russian Empire

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Following the end of the War of the Spanish Succession by the Treaty of Utrecht, British and French interests converged as they wished to stop the expansion of Spanish and Russian power.

Whigs (British political party)

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Although British Whig politicians had attacked the Treaty of Utrecht under the slogan "No Peace Without Spain", given it seemingly placed Spain under French control, they soon developed close relations with Paris having returned to power following the Hanoverian succession.

Act of Settlement 1701

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Although British Whig politicians had attacked the Treaty of Utrecht under the slogan "No Peace Without Spain", given it seemingly placed Spain under French control, they soon developed close relations with Paris having returned to power following the Hanoverian succession.

Louis XV of France

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France faced an uncertain succession, as their King Louis XV was currently young and childless.

Baltic Sea

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Shortly afterwards they managed to check the Russian advance across the Baltic.

Dauphin of France

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The birth of a Dauphin in 1729 began to dissolve the French interest in the alliance, as their future was increasingly secure.

Austrophile

Austrophiles
In Britain a group of Austrophiles suggested that Austria would make a better potential partner for Britain.

André-Hercule de Fleury

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The actions of the French Chief Minister Cardinal Fleury were increasingly hostile towards Britain.

Anglo-Spanish War (1727–1729)

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The French failure to support the British during the Anglo-Spanish War (1727–1729) convinced many that they were no longer a reliable ally but were instead returning to the traditional position of a rival.

War of the Austrian Succession

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By 1742, Britain and France were on opposite sides during the War of the Austrian Succession and their colonial rivalry in North America continued.

Treaty of Vienna (1731)

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This marked the end of the Anglo-French Alliance that dominated Europe since the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht, replacing it with the Anglo-Austrian Alliance.