Sicily: The Insecure Base : a History of the British Occupation of Sicily, 1806-1815
During the wars against Napoleon, Britain occupied Sicily continuously from 1806 to 1815. By tracing the history of the British occupation and British relations with the court at Palermo, this account reveals why the promise held out by Sicily as a useful base for offensive operations was never realized.
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Getting a Foothold
Sicily as the British Found It in 1806
Problems of Defense in the Early Years of Occupation
The Court William Drummond and the British
Threats of Invasion and Counterinvasion
Growing Impatience with the Court at Palermo
Lord William Bentinck and British Intervention Stage
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