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e-Book Secret Service: British Agents in France, 1792-1815 (Modern History) download

by Elizabeth Sparrow

ISBN: 0851157645
ISBN13: 978-0851157641
Language: English
Publisher: Boydell Press (December 2, 1999)
Pages: 474
Category: Politics and Government
Subategory: Sociology

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Rating: 4.1
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The whole history of the world war against revolutionary and Napoleonic France now has to be rewritten. British gold, is what.

The whole history of the world war against revolutionary and Napoleonic France now has to be rewritten. The British government, naturally royalist in spirit, wished to return the Bourbons to the French throne, rather than have the Republican spirit wash onto their own shores. Their method of choice: bribe key revolutionaries to create conditions so frightening, so repulsive, so disgusting, that the French would ardently desire the return of their kings.

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This 'secret history' starts in the period immediately following the French Revolution. To this point can be traced the story of the Scarlet Pimpernel, and the origins of the British Secret Service.

ISBN13:9780851157641. Release Date:December 1999.

Citation Macleod E (2001) Secret service: British agents in France 1792-1815. The North American Conference on British Studies. by Elizabeth Sparrow. Rochester, NY: Boydell & Brewer. Pp. xvi, 459. ISBN 0-85115-764-5. Albion, 33 (1), pp. 129-130. Secret Service: British Agents in France 1792-1815.

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Perseus Press; 480 pages; June 1, 1999. I would definitely recommend this book for those with an interest in the British History of this period or for people with an interest in the Napoleonic Wars

Perseus Press; 480 pages; June 1, 1999. Secret Service: British Agents in France 1792-1815 Elizabeth Sparrow. Though not an easy read, I did enjoy this book. The world of subterfuge is a truly murky place. I would definitely recommend this book for those with an interest in the British History of this period or for people with an interest in the Napoleonic Wars. Perhaps even for people who just want to know how to be sly and cunning – there are some great tips! Pair this with one of Stephanie Barron’s Jane Austen Mysteries for a fun, historical look into the world of Regency espionage.

This book tells the story of the British fear of a French-style revolution and the origins of the British secret services MI5 and 6. This proto secret service, the author maintains, was part of British opposition of Napoleon and as such was able to manipulate some of the Emperor’s staff. HTMElizabeth Sparrow is an independent scholar. Year of publication : 2001.

Something rare in the study of a period or a subject: a genuinely substantial addition to knowledge, of a kind that will henceforth need to be taken fully into account in any study of the British conduct of the great French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. JOHN EHRMAN A tour de force of research, an essential document for future students of the subject. JOHN LE CARRÉ Elizabeth Sparrow traces the origins of the British secret service to the turbulent aftermath of the French revolution, when Pitt's government, concerned to forestall civil unrest in England, set uppolice surveillance to counteract immigration and sedition. Close study of hitherto unknown Aliens Office documents reveals the expansion of this activity into a foreign secret service, the world of the Scarlet Pimpernel, drawing on an international intelligentsia to infiltrate the French revolutionary government and subsequently, as his domination of Europe seemed ever more certain, Napoleon's military machine. ELIZABETH SPARROW is an independent scholar, author of a number of articles on the early history of the British secret service.
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Kazijora
You will not understand the French Revolution until you have read this book.

Most histories of the Revolution, whether written by Frenchmen or Anglophones, relate a surreal world apparently inhabited mostly by madmen such as the Jacobins. What motivated them to create the bloodbath of the Terror? Was there a common thread linking events, or were they really random occurences? Were events really as disjointed and disconnected as they appear?

British gold, is what. The British government, naturally royalist in spirit, wished to return the Bourbons to the French throne, rather than have the Republican spirit wash onto their own shores. Their method of choice: bribe key revolutionaries to create conditions so frightening, so repulsive, so disgusting, that the French would ardently desire the return of their kings. Who would have guessed that Robespierre was acting as directed by a British paymaster? Who would have guessed that the British would even have approached a military figure named Napoleon Bonaparte?

This book is not an historical novel. Heavily footnoted, extensively researched, it is a work of impressive scholarship. It does, however, raise an interesting question of its own: It is far, far stronger in the Revolutionary period than in the Empire. Were there secrets the British were willing to reveal about the former period that are still impossible to release about the latter?

Nikohn
This is a completely unique and wonderful book based on meticulous research by Elizabeth Sparrow. If you are interested in this historical period, you MUST buy this book!

Araath
First off I should say that I could not put this book down (until I would get a headache - from trying to keep all the info in order in my head). It really was very interesting. What was the problem? It was a very frustrating read. The book could have been a 5 star incredible read if it was just organized. Even though the book is broken up into dated sections - she did not keep to the dates and would float back and forth into the past and future. One moment you would read an agent was executed and then 2 pages later she would be talking about him and the prison he was in. One minute she would be discussing 1804 the next 1799. If she had written the book in chronological order it would have been much easier to understand. Also it would have been a lot easier to understand what was going on if she discussed the important battles that were going on at the time. I had to have a book about the Napoleonic War sitting next to me so that I could see what was going on with the armies etc. This book could have been amazing if she brought the agents to life on the page. It was hard to understand what was going on with the agents when she would go back and forth in dates. Hopefully some day someone will take all this information and make a more interesting and understandable book.

Vinainl
I did enjoy this book - but it is not one I found easy to read. Even with Elizabeth Sparrow's relatively easy style it is difficult at times to unravel the complex relationships and payments - double crosses and so on. The world of subterfuge is a truly murky place.
The book is well set out though and the topic is utterly fascinating. So while I found it difficult to untangle the threads I found the subject compelling.
She has made the divisions in sections and chapters well, so while you can read the book from start to finish for a complete overview - if you have a specific interest in a time period or place it is easy to pick up and read for that period - which is really what I ended up doing.
Perhaps only giving 4 stars is underselling the book because the topic is difficult and Sparrow does do a great job making sense of it. A very impressive job actually - it just didn't grab me by the throat the way some other books do.
I would definitely recommend this book for those with an interest in the British History in this period or for people with an interest in the Napoleonic Wars. Or maybe for people who just want to know how to be sly and cunning - there are some great tips!

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