Refugees of the French Revolution
Kirsty Carpenter puts a human face on the victims of revolutionary legislation. London had the largest community of Ã©migrÃ©s. 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.