Britain in the Age of the French Revolution, 1785-1820 by Jennifer Mori

By Jennifer Mori

This new survey seems on the impression in Britain of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic aftermath, throughout all degrees of British society. Jennifer Mori presents a transparent and obtainable consultant to the tips and highbrow debates the revolution motivated, in addition to renowned political hobbies together with radicalism.

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Although Paine’s deism, as expressed in the 1794-1795 Age of Reason, would be a formative influence upon British popular radicals, the impact of Price and Priestley was confined to genteel intellectual circles. Anti-trinitarianism, of which Price’s Arianism and Priestley’s Socinianism were the most visible English forms, produced unor­ thodox thinkers rather than revolutionaries (Bradley, 1990). Burke was right to recognise Price’s famous Discourse on the Love of Our Country (1789) as an attempt to mobilise support for the 1787-1790 Dissenter campaign for the repeal of the Test and Corporation Acts but wrongly attributed to it level­ ling sentiments that appeared nowhere in its pages (Fitzpatrick, 1990).

The sainted Pitt combined the best of both virtue systems: a guardian of the status quo in church, state and society whose supposed enmity to the French Revolution and all its works 25 BRITAIN IN T H E AGE OF T H E FRENCH REVOLUTION 1785-1820 had guided his lifelong endeavours in the service of king and country. Second-generation Pittites, who modelled their conduct upon that of their dead leader, employed these constructions of good statesmanship to combat Opposition and radical claims that the venality of the ‘Pitt system’ was sap­ ping the public strength and morals of the nation (Harling, 1996b: 82-8).

Al­ though its founder died in 1814, the Spenceans would join the radical campaign for parliamentary reform during the 1810s and play major roles in the 1816 Spa Fields riots and 1820 Cato Street conspiracy. Spence’s radicalism and interest in popular literacy long pre-dated the French Revolu­ tion. As a Newcastle schoolmaster, he had produced a phonetic alpha­ bet he called the Cruzonian M ethod for the use of his pupils. In the 1775 Real Rights o f Man he had first dem anded the seizure and redistribution of all land in England and Wales to the common people.

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