British Envoys to the Kaiserreich, 1871-1897 concentrates on Anglo-German history prior to German Weltpolitik. The first volume presents official diplomatic reports from the British embassy at Berlin (German Empire) and from the four minor - however still independent - diplomatic missions in Darmstadt (Hesse and Baden), Dresden (Saxony), Stuttgart (Württemberg), and Munich (Bavaria) during the years 1871 to 1883. The selection reveals the attitudes of British observers and their perceptions of a wide variety of political, social and cultural developments in a period of great diplomatic activity and changing Anglo-German relations. The dispatches offer new perspectives on Bismarck's imperial chancellorship, on the integration of the federal states into the new Kaiserreich, and on the varied British interests in Germany and its regional peculiarities. This title is also available as Open Access.