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    Irishmen in the British Service during the French Revolutionary Wars, 1793-1802

    McDonnell, Ciaran (2013) Irishmen in the British Service during the French Revolutionary Wars, 1793-1802. PhD thesis, National University of Ireland Maynooth.

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    The French Revolutionary wars had their origins in changing political and social attitudes during the eighteenth century. The Age of Enlightenment, with its ideas of citizenship, human rights and republicanism, inspired reformers to adopt radical approaches to politics and this in turn gave rise to the Age of Revolution. The notion of the common people challenging the authority of absolute monarchy became reality, the most prominent example being the French Revolution. Other European nations, fearing a spread of French power and revolutionary ideals, declared war on France, thus beginning a period of warfare that would last for over twenty years. Revolutionary France declared war on Great Britain in February 1793, drawing Britain into a conflict that marked a major turning point in military history.

    Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
    Keywords: Irishmen; British Service; French Revolutionary War; 1793-1802;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > History
    Item ID: 18014
    Depositing User: IR eTheses
    Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2024 12:08
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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