Tuesday 10 June 2008

Treaty of Paris

One of the bills to be considered under the suspensions procedure today is H.Res.1063. This will mark 'the 225th anniversary of the Treaty of Paris of 1783' which ended the war of Independence with Great Britain.

There is an excellent website, with masses of material on the Treaty at http://www.earlyamerica.com/earlyamerica/milestones/paris/

Relations between the USA and UK have gone through good and bad times. There are some excellent books about the 'Special Relationship'.

A Special Relationship: Anglo American Relations from the Cold War to Iraq - John Dumbrell (Palgrave Macmillan)

Hug Them Close - Peter Riddell (Methuen Publishing Ltd)