9781526727732-1526727730-The Irish Brigade 1670–1745: The Wild Geese in French Service

The Irish Brigade 1670–1745: The Wild Geese in French Service

ISBN-13: 9781526727732
ISBN-10: 1526727730
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Graham, D P
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Pen and Sword Military
Format: Hardcover 352 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781526727732
ISBN-10: 1526727730
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Graham, D P
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Pen and Sword Military
Format: Hardcover 352 pages

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Acknowledged authors Graham, D P wrote The Irish Brigade 1670–1745: The Wild Geese in French Service comprising 352 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1526727730 and 9781526727732. Since then The Irish Brigade 1670–1745: The Wild Geese in French Service textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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With the blessing of Charles II, Irish troops had fought for Louis XIV in the 1670s under Irish officers who had little choice but to fight in foreign service. With the accession of James II, and the religious politics of who might earn the English crown, they became embroiled in the Jacobite succession crisis, fighting in Ireland, then sent to France under Lord Mountcashel in 1689. With the fall of Limerick in 1691, Patrick Sarsfield led the second 'flight' of 'Wild Geese' to the continent, to fight in a war for the French, against the Grand Alliance of Europe, in the vain hope that their loyalty might warrant French support in a return to Ireland under a Jacobite king.

From the Nine Years War, through the War of the Spanish Succession, and beyond, their descendants would be present at Fontenoy, Culloden and in the Americas, forever destined to fight for a cause and land which had changed beyond recognition.

D.P. Graham explains the origins of the brigade and its regiments, the personalities who led them and formed their reputation, and the circumstances of their final dissolution in the aftermath of French Revolution.

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