M. S. Jayne
Diplomatic and general history
In 1603 a complaint was made that “the English being now without a Consul do fall upon one another for want of order”. The signing of the treaty in 1605 to mark the end of the Anglo-Spanish War brought the position of the Consul into greater prominence, for there was still no resident diplomatic representative in Lisbon. The article looks at the difficulties experienced with appointing consuls throughout the century, highlighting the disagreements between the British Government and British businessmen based in Lisbon.
The article (pdf) can be downloaded here
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