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Henrietta Liston and the prehistory of the ‘Special Relationship’
Tue 29 November 2016, 18:00 – 19:00 GMT
Thanksgiving Day: Henrietta Liston and the prehistory of the ‘Special Relationship’
An early view of British-American relations
Frank Cogliano explores the history of British-American relations, with particular reference to the astute observations of Henrietta Liston. Henrietta was married to Robert Liston, the British Minister to the United States between 1796 and 1800. Cogliano is Professor of American History at the University of Edinburgh. His most recent book is 'Emperor of liberty: Thomas Jefferson's foreign policy' (2014).
Tuesday 29 November at 6pm