British Foreign Policy 1815-65

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The inactivity of the Government was causing it to become increasingly unpopular. There were a great number of loud and persistent appeals to Lord Aberdeen to "wake up". This Punch cartoon was a satirical comment on an early cartoon and poem called "The Pilot who Weathered the Storm", referring to Pitt the Younger during the French Wars.

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