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Martyn Lyons

Martyn Lyons is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of New South Wales, and the author of several books on the French Revolution and Napoleonic Europe. He was awarded the Centenary medal in 2003 and is a former president of the Australian Historical Association.

Martyn Lyons reviews 'In These Times' by Jenny Uglow

May 2015, no. 371 29 April 2015
If you had asked anyone in the 1780s where in Europe a revolution was most likely to break out, the answer would probably have been Britain. Paris was too strictly policed to be a candidate, whereas London had recently been the scene of violent anti-Catholic riots. The British were an unruly people, as Jenny Uglow’s book on British life during the French revolutionary and Napoleonic wars testifi ... (read more)