THE GREAT CONSPIRACY: BRITAIN’S SECRET WAR AGAINST REVOLUTIONARY FRANCE, 1794-1805
328pp., 30 illus. 2016. What has been lost to history is the shadow war being waged to overthrow the French Republic and restore the Bourbons to the throne. Using contemporary letters, journals and secret police reports this book tells the history of Britain’s secret war and the remarkable cast of characters who staked their lives in its prosecution.