The interactive parts of this resource no longer work, but it has been archived so you can continue using the rest of it.

Home > Why did Britain go to war? > Belgium > Source 1
Source 1 Transcript    Useful notes 
Extracts from the Treaty of London, 1839
(Catalogue ref: FO 93/14/4)
  1a   1b   1c              
  1a   1b   1c              
FO 93/14/4; extracts from Treaty of London, 1839

How to use this source:

Study this source carefully. There are details in this source that will help you to answer the key question. As you study the source, ask yourself:

  • Which countries have signed and agreed the treaty?
  • Why were France and Germany interested in Belgium?
  • Why did Britain see Belgian neutrality as an advantage?
  • Why would Russia and Austria-Hungary be interested in Belgium?

Background    Worksheet

Contact us    Credits    Site map    Teacher's notes    Glossary    Maps
Learning Curve homepage The Great War homepage