The Perfidy of Albion

French Perceptions of England during the French Revolution

  • Authors
  • Norman┬áHampson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Norman Hampson
    Pages 1-18
  3. Norman Hampson
    Pages 19-41
  4. Norman Hampson
    Pages 42-60
  5. Norman Hampson
    Pages 61-77
  6. Norman Hampson
    Pages 78-102
  7. Norman Hampson
    Pages 103-119
  8. Norman Hampson
    Pages 120-144
  9. Norman Hampson
    Pages 145-166
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 167-181

About this book


Hampson describes how the French Revolution, which seemed to promise an era of Franco-British partnership, led to an even more bitter estrangement between the two nations. Both the British and French peoples saw the revolution of 1789 as offering the prospect of a new Franco-British partnership. These hopes soon foundered on old suspicions and new ideological divergences. The result was to confirm the traditional perception of each nation's own identity, centred on the state in France and the people in Great Britain.


Britain England France nation revolution war

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