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Political asylum seekers

njslater
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Political asylum seekers

Postby njslater » Sun July 27th, 2014, 9:30 am

I wonder how well the asylum seekers escaping he French Revolution were truly greeted in England? Apart from the true blue aristos, I imagine they were treated with the same suspicion bordering on contempt that todays are.
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DianeL
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Postby DianeL » Mon July 28th, 2014, 10:47 pm

Hee, all I can think of is the Blackadder episode making fun of The Scarlet Pimpernel. :) Contempt indeed!
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fljustice
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Postby fljustice » Tue July 29th, 2014, 3:08 pm

There's a new NF book out, I heard touted on NPR, about the French refugees to the United States. Sounds interesting:

When the United States Spoke French by Francois Furstenberg
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