Robert William Seton-Watson

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Seton-Watson, Robert William


Born Aug. 20, 1879, in London; died July 25, 1951, on the Isle of Skye. English historian and publicist.

Seton-Watson’s main works deal with the history of the countries of Central and Southeastern Europe and with British foreign policy. After 1917 he adopted an anticommunist position, advocating British interference in the affairs of Central and Southeastern Europe. He justified the policies of the Conservative Party between the two world wars. Seton-Watson strongly opposed the establishment of people’s democracies in Central and Southeastern Europe.


Sarajevo: A Study in the Origins of the Great War. London [1926].
Britain in Europe, 1789–1914. Cambridge, 1937.
Britain and the Dictators. Cambridge, 1938.
From Munich to Danzig, 3rd ed. London, 1939.
Disraeli, Gladstone and the Eastern Question. New York, 1962.