Some articles on canning:
... Canning was appointed Foreign Secretary in the new government of the Duke of Portland in 1807 ... Canning was worried that Denmark might, under French pressure, become hostile to Britain ... On the night of 21/22 July 1807 Canning received intelligence directly from Tilsit (where Napoleon and Tsar Alexander I of Russia were negotiating a treaty) which appeared "to ...
Famous quotes containing the words wrote and/or canning:
“Write that down, the King said to the jury, and the jury eagerly wrote down all three dates on their slates, and then added them up, and reduced the answer to shillings and pence.”
—Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (18321898)
“A steady patriot of the world alone,
The friend of every country but his own.”
—George Canning (17701827)