Nigel Jones

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Edward Vii and the Entente Cordiale


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WHEN A LAZY sub-editor reaches for an easy cliché to describe the ever-awkward Anglo-French relations, the one that comes most readily to hand is entente cordiale: ‘The entente cordiale was looking shaky last night after French president Jacques Chirac launched a blistering attack on Tony Blair …’

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