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Scotland and the French Revolutionary War, 1792-1802

Atle Wold

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A study of Scotland’s role in the French revolutionary wars

What role did Scotland play in the British state’s war against Revolutionary France, and its efforts to halt the influence of French revolutionary political ideology at home?

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1. The Government of Scotland in the 1790s
2. Political Trials
3. Military Recruitment
4. Financial Contributions
5. Demonstrations of Loyalty
6. Loyalist Ideology

About the Author

Atle L. Wold is a Senior Lecturer of British Civilisation Studies at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages at the University of Oslo. His main research interest has been privateering and diplomacy in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars period.


'An elegant contribution to the establishment of an up-to-date understanding of Scotland in the 1790s, which adds weight to the less well-represented loyalist side of the story.'
- Emma Macleod, University of Stirling , History: Journal of the Historical Association

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