The Underground War Against Revolutionary France: The Missions of William Wickham 1794-1800


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  • Publisher: Clarendon Press
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1965
  • Place Published: Oxford
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  • Condition: Near Fine
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    286 p. 23 cm. One portrait frontispiece. Blue cloth hardcover with gold lettering on spine. Small bookshop label on front pastedown. Otherwise, like new. Before this book was published not much had been written about Britain's involvement with the French Royalists but the "counter-revolution" was part of the great revolutionary struggle. This study assesses the causes of Britain's involvement and what the British hoped to achieve. The author covers "reluctant Albion," Wickham's year of hope and disappointment, the Paris agency, the Comte d'Antraigues, Francis Drake, the elections of 1797, how constitutional processes were doomed, Fructidor, conclusions. Appendix of Secret Service expenditures 1795-1800. Bibliography and index.

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