French Revolution Émigrés in England, a Guest Post from Lona Manning | ReginaJeffers’s Blog

Caricatures of England and France: the effete French dancing master meets sturdy John Bull. The punchline of this cartoon is a [pretty lame] pun. The English tax collector wants to collect tax on hops (used for making beer) and he understands that the dancing master “deals [in hops] very extensively.”

Did you ever read The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy? It’s a romantic and thrilling classic about the French Revolution. I’d like to share some of my research about the real lives of the refugees from that time…

Source: French Revolution Émigrés in England, a Guest Post from Lona Manning | ReginaJeffers’s Blog

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One thought on “French Revolution Émigrés in England, a Guest Post from Lona Manning | ReginaJeffers’s Blog

  1. I struggle with sympathy for the aristocrats, (lost his slave plantation in Haiti-shame) but do not endorse the ‘reign of terror’ that followed for many ordinary French people. At least we got ‘The French House’ and ‘Maison Berteaux’, in Soho…
    Best wishes, Pete.

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