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Thread #122144 Message #2684235
Posted By: EBarnacle
20-Jul-09 - 10:57 PM
Thread Name: BS: British support for the confederacy?
Subject: RE: BS: British support for the confederacy?
I refer you to "The Trent Affair," Norman B. Ferris, 1977. The English cabinet and public considered this a potential casus belli, as did the mob in the North. It took a lot of effort for those who did not want a war, often against popular opinion.