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William Wickham, master spy: The secret war against the French Revolution

Durey, M. (2009) William Wickham, master spy: The secret war against the French Revolution. Pickering & Chatto, London, England.

Abstract

William Wickham (1761-1840) was Britain's master spy on the Continent for more than five years during the French Revolutionary wars. He was the creator and head of a small and highly organized secret service unit, and was sent on missions to Europe and Ireland. He is the only important political figure of the period not to have been the subject of a modern biography.

Durey sees in Wickham a peculiarly eighteenth-century, whiggish patriotism: he served king and country, but he also bore loyalty to a political family that was based around his Christ Church connections.

Publication Type: Book
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Publisher: Pickering & Chatto
Publishers Website: http://www.pickeringchatto.com/titles/1640-9781851...
Notes: The Enlightenment World: 14
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/13769
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