The term Anglophilia first appeared around 1750. It and the stronger form Anglomania refer - from a critical distance - to the “(unsophisticated) fondness for England, the English, and all things English” [7. 18] that appeared among the continental elite after 1713 and became a general vogue in the 1730s. Admiration for English politics, economics, philosophy, science, culture, and lifestyle led to wholesale imitation, triggeri…
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Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Executive editor of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy.
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