The Ambivalent Position of a French Nobleman in 19th Century New South Wales
This thesis is the first study of the life and career of Francis Nicholas Rossi (1776–1851), a French nobleman born in Brittany and raised in Corsica, who achieved the singular distinction of occupying senior positions in the British Imperial administration of Mauritius and of New South Wales during and after the French Wars (1792–1815). Rossi joined the British Army in Corsica during the British occupation of that island, and fled into exile when the French...[Show more]
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