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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: British Spectators of the French Revolution: the view from across the Channel
Author(s): Macleod, Emma
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Keywords: French Revolution
British government
Opposition Whigs
Public opinion
Issue Date: Sep-2013
Date Deposited: 6-Jan-2014
Citation: Macleod E (2013) British Spectators of the French Revolution: the view from across the Channel. Groniek, (197), pp. 377-392.
Abstract: The British public were fascinated by the French Revolution from its outbreak. However, commentary on revolutionary events in France was heavily influenced by British domestic political debates. Most British observers saw what they wanted to see: conservatives saw a worked example of the disadvantages of republicanism, while liberals and radicals were more enthusiastic. The war against France from 1793 intensified the tendency of the British to view the Revolution more in terms of how it affected them than on its own terms.
Rights: The publisher has granted permission for use of this work in this Repository. Published in Groniek 197, pp.377-392, 01/2014.

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