Document ReferenceBu 16/138
TitleLetter from Sir A. Paget, Copenhagen, Denmark, to Sir A. Buchanan; 30 June 1864.
Date30 June 1864
Extent3 ff
Content DescriptionReturns the copy of his despatch; agrees that nothing in his remarks to Bismarck called for the caution he received and that his comments are correct; the Danes had expected an assurance that their islands would be defended; the Danish people should have learned not to rely on the English Government; had heard Lord Palmerston had threatened a dissolution [of Parliament]; the Prussians had handled the whole affair with great skill; states that Denmark will seek terms with the German powers if she sees herself abandoned; comments that knowing Lord Palmerston and Lord Russell's real feelings towards Denmark, he found his belief in political integrity had been shattered.
Termmilitary campaigns, Second Schleswig-Holstein War 1863-4
politics, British, lack of integrity

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
NA143Temple; Henry John (1784-1865); 3rd Viscount Palmerston; succ. 1802; statesman; Prime Minster 1855-1858 and 1859-18651784-1865
NA140Bismarck; Otto E.L. von (1815-1898); Prince; German statesman and Prussian minister-president1815-1898
NA6246Paget; Augustus B. (1823-1896); Sir; diplomat1823-1896
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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