Theobald Wolfe Tone à Paris : conspirateur exilé ou ambassadeur incognito ?

Pierre Joannon

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Abstract :
Having met Carnot on the 24th of February 1796, Wolfe Tone wrote in his Journal : “I believe that wiser men, if they would speak the truth, would feel a little elevated in my situation ; hunted from my own country as a traitor, living obscurely in America, as an exile, and received in France, by the Executive Directory, almost as an Ambassador!”; In Paris, was the father of Irish nationalism an “ambassador incognito”; or a conspirator in exile? His influence on the French government points out to the former, his fate to the latter. This paper attempts to define the status of Wolfe Tone and the nature of his mission at this crucial juncture of Franco-Irish relations.
Published : 2008-07-09

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Pierre Joannon, « Theobald Wolfe Tone à Paris : conspirateur exilé ou ambassadeur incognito ? », Cycnos, 2008-07-09. URL : http://epi-revel.univ-cotedazur.fr/publication/item/366