NAPOLEON AND THE INVASION OF BRITAIN

ALEXANDRA FRANKLIN and MARK PHILP
132pp 148 COLOUR ILLUS 2003 LIST PRICE: £15.00 (P) H554

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Through a rich collection of satirical cartoons, medals, pamphlets and broadsides, this book shows the transformation of British politics during the wars against Revolutionary France. Twice in five years, the threat of a Napoleonic invasion caused real fear in Britain. In 1798, the country was racked by internal divisions, a fiscal crisis and widespread social unrest – factors that the French invaders hoped would transform an act of aggression into a welcome war of liberation. The invasion never materialised, but in 1803 the renewal of the invasion threat led to an unprecedented mobilisation of the British population and an outpouring of patriotic literature and images. An extensive introduction and several additional essays complement the images, which are from the Bodleian Library's collection.