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The British Jacobins and the unofficial terror of loyalism in the 1790s


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Davis, MT (2008) The British Jacobins and the unofficial terror of loyalism in the 1790s. In: Terror: from tyrannicide to terrorism in Europe, 1605 to the future. University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, Queensland, pp. 92-113. ISBN 9780702235993

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Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Page Range: pp. 92-113
Additional Information: © 2008 the Author
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2009 23:38
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:02
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