Francophilia in English Society, 1748–1815

  • Robin Eagles

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Robin Eagles
    Pages 1-13
  3. Robin Eagles
    Pages 14-38
  4. Robin Eagles
    Pages 39-65
  5. Robin Eagles
    Pages 145-175
  6. Robin Eagles
    Pages 176-177
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 178-229

About this book


This book examines the impact of French society on English culture in the second half of the eighteenth century. In an age when many historians suggest the inexorable rise of the middle classes was being driven forward by industrialization, the English aristocracy stood apart from the trend towards commercial respectability, and revelled in all that was best in cosmopolitan fashion and ideas. Welcoming the French Revolution as a re-enactment of 1688, they watched aghast as their world descended into the Terror, and the onslaught of Bonaparte.


eighteenth century France revolution

Authors and affiliations

  • Robin Eagles
    • 1
  1. 1.Ampleforth CollegeUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-41473-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-59910-9
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