David A. Bell, 10 December 1998
Show More The Perfidy of Albion: French Perceptions of England during the French Revolution by Norman Hampson.
Macmillan, 210 pp., £40, June 1998, 0 333 73148 4Show More
Poisoning the Minds of the Lower Orders by Don Herzog.
Princeton, 472 pp., £18, September 1998, 0 691 04831 2Show More
“... or Hanoverian prisoners alive. Fortunately, the commanders mostly ignored the order, although Norman Hampson, in his valuable new book, has found a couple of unfortunate instances where they followed it to the letter. Not a date to recall at official functions of the European Union, you would think. Yet, in a twisted way, Barère’s motion was ...”