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The British monarchy and the French Revolution - Marilyn Morris

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Title
The British monarchy and the French Revolution
Author
Marilyn Morris
format
Hardback
Publisher
Yale University Press
Language
English
UK Publication Date
19980302

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 perspective on the forces of social stability in Britain that prevented revolution and preserved the Crown.;Morris reassesses the significance of the ideological exchange in Britain during the French revolutionary period, showing that the so-called failure of the reform movement did not result simply from a stubborn disregard for the reality of the situations in France and Britain. She considers the problems created for reformers by the government's exaggeration of the threat to the monarchy, as well as the influence that reformist arguments had on loyalist ideology. The monarchy, though tradition-bound, continually had to reinvent itself, Morris contends, and its modern incarnation emerged in the later years of George's reign with a style stressing personality, empathy and domesticity, and a legitimacy based on the monarchy's embodiment of the nation's history. Morris's analysis of the monarchy's image and its incorporation into political argument during a time of upheaval provides insight into the ways different institutions of the state protected and supported one another. Her discussion also places in perspective speculation about the imminent demise of the monarchy in the 1990s.

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Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Monarchy - Great Britain - History - 18th century.|Monarchy - Great Britain - History - 19th century.|Great Britain - Politics and government - 1789-1820.|France - History - Revolution, 1789-1799 - Influence.|Great Britain - Civilization - French influences.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
229

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