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A War of Ideas: British Attitudes to the Wars Against Revolutionary France, 1792-1802

Citation
Macleod E (1998) A War of Ideas: British Attitudes to the Wars Against Revolutionary France, 1792-1802. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Abstract
A wide-ranging exploration of the attitudes of various groups of British people to the conflicts which followed the French Revolution: the government, their supporters and their opponents inside and outside Parliament, women, churchmen, and the mass of British public opinion. It presents the debate in England and Scotland  provoked by the war both as the sequel to the French Revolution and as a distinct debate in itself. It argues that contemporaries saw this conflict as one of the first since the wars of religion to be significantly shaped by ideological hostility as well as by strategic interests.

Keywords
Edmund Burke; William Pitt; George III; loyalists; radicals; Charles James Fox; sermons; public opinion; Britain and the French Revolution; French Revolutionary Wars; 1792-1802

StatusPublished
AuthorsMacleod Emma
Number of pages240
Publication date1998
URLhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/…338379205&sr=1-1
PublisherAshgate
Place of publicationAldershot
ISBN 1 84014 614 1
LanguageEnglish
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