Britain's Last Invasion


The Battle of Fishguard, 1797

By: Phil Carradice
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781526765857
Published: 30th January 2020
RRP / Print Price: £12.99

Current purchase price:
£12.99

Britain\'s Last Invasion

The history of Britain has been shaped by those who have invaded this small isle: the Romans, Vikings and Norman Conquest all moulded our society and culture. Surprisingly, the last time mainland Britain was ever invaded was not Duke William’s victory at Hastings in 1066 or even the Bloodless Revolution of 1688. It was, in fact, in February 1797 when 1,400 drunken and out-of-control French soldiers from the Legion Noire landed on the north coast of Pembrokeshire near Fishguard.

With ‘Britain’s Last Invasion’ dive in to the Battle of Fishguard, a military invasion of Great Britain by Revolutionary France. The little-known ‘invasion’ consisted mainly of drunken Frenchmen rampaging around the area, burning churches and terrorising the locals. The role and courage of the women of Fishguard is revealed: when the men fled, the women stayed fast. Learn how the town cobbler Jemima Nicholas – armed with only a pitchfork – captured twelve enemy soldiers.

The attempted invasion lasted just three days, but had ramifications that we are still dealing with today. Following the attempt, the government recognised the need to strengthen the British fleet, a policy that lasted for over a hundred years and almost certainly helped prevent Napoleon’s later planned invasion.

 

 




Some books that may interest you

Close Air Support
Close Air Support
By: Ray Hutchins, Michael Taylor

Monte Cassino: Amoured Forces in the Battle for the Gustav Line
Monte Cassino: Amoured Forces in the Battle for the Gustav Line
By: Jeffrey Plowman

Crusaders
Crusaders
By: Dan Jones

Victoria Crosses on the Western Front - Somme 1916
Victoria Crosses on the Western Front - Somme 1916
By: Paul Oldfield

Naval Anti-Aircraft Guns and Gunnery
Naval Anti-Aircraft Guns and Gunnery
By: Norman Friedman

Mau Mau Rebellion
Mau Mau Rebellion
By: Nick Van der Bijl

Rendezvous With Death
Rendezvous With Death
By: Tony Geraghty

The Battle of Vimy Ridge -1917
The Battle of Vimy Ridge -1917
By: Nigel Cave, Jack Sheldon

Living in Medieval England
Living in Medieval England
By: Kathryn Warner



Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the book you are looking for.
Advanced Search

Information
Contact Us

Disclosure: Military History books are affiliates of the suppliers on this website and will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.


123 Reg - Jargon-free products that make it easy for anyone to get their business online.