The British Monarchy and the French Revolution

Author(s): 
Morris, Marilyn
ISBN: 
0300071442
Date published: 
January 1998
Paperback
Price: 
£20.00
Pages: 
256

What prevented revolution in Britain during the French revolutionary era? How did George III's monarchy withstand republican challenges? This book examines the British monarchy - and the values, beliefs and images attached to it - during the contentious decade of the 1790s. Through a wide-ranging exploration of loyalist and reform propaganda, newspapers, political caricatures, sermons and records of prosecution for sedition and treason, Marilyn Morris arrives at a new perspective on the forces of social stability in Britain that prevented revolution and preserved the Crown. Her discussion also places in perspective speculation about the imminent demise of the monarchy in the 1990s. Marilyn Morris is associate professor of history at the University of North Texas