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Abe Lincoln vs. Queen Victoria?

It almost happened. In A World on Fire, acclaimed historian Amanda Foreman follows her New York Times bestseller Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire with the story of the American Civil War, a war in which Britain came close to taking sides. England, for example, was dependent on the South for cotton, and the Confederacy looked to London for guns. The Union, meanwhile, consistently teetered on the brink of declaring war on Britain. Still, thousands of UK citizens volunteered for service. And at one point, only the diplomatic skills of Prince Albert prevented an outbreak of British-American hostilities. Interesting, what?
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