The First War on Terror? Britain and the War Against Revolutionary France – Oxford University – video

The First War on Terror? Britain and the War Against Revolutionary France

Kate Watson | Oxford University

2019-11-13

Kate Watson – The First War on Terror? Britain and the War against Revolutionary France

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: the famous slogan of the French Revolution’s liberal and progressive leaders. But within three years those leaders would be gone, and the streets of Paris stained with blood, as a new regime emerged, both radical and popular. With the new regime came new ideas – and challenging new images: ragged sans-culottes, caps of liberty, and above all, bloody guillotines. How did such a change occur? And how did that affect their neighbours, above all Britain, seemingly awash with ‘ragged sans-culottes’ all of its own? This lecture will address those fascinating questions…

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