Refugees of the French Revolution

The French Émigrés in London, 1789-1802
Author(s): 
Carpenter, Kirsty
ISBN: 
033371833X
Date published: 
June 1999
Hardback
Price: 
£42.50
Pages: 
288

Kirsty Carpenter puts a human face on the victims of revolutionary legislation. London had the largest community of émigrés. It had the most evolved social structure and was the most politically-active community. Britain, the only European country to provide financial assistance, was also unique because the British had nothing to gain from offering their support. It was in London that two cultures, two traditionally political enemies, came face-to-face with their prejudices and were forced to confront them.