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The Irish Brigade 1670-1745

The Wild Geese in French Service

Graham, D P

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Pen & Sword Military
01 May 2019
British & Irish history; Military history; Land forces & warfare; Regiments
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 blessing of Charles II. 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 descendents 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. AUTHOR: D.P.Graham has an MA in History and is working toward a PhD. He has lectured on various aspects of Irish military history, and lives in Co. Antrim. He is the author of Enniskillen and The Battle of Newtownbutler, 1689; Brothers in Arms, The Hamiltons in Ireland, England and France, 1610-1719; and Lord Mountcashel: Irish Jacobite General. 16 b/w illustrations
By:   Graham D P
Imprint:   Pen & Sword Military
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
ISBN:   9781526727732
ISBN 10:   1526727730
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   01 May 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

D.P.Graham has an MA in History and is working toward a PhD. He has lectured on various aspects of Irish military history, and lives in Co. Antrim. He is the author of Enniskillen and The Battle of Newtownbutler, 1689; Brothers in Arms, The Hamiltons in Ireland, England and France, 1610-1719; and Lord Mountcashel: Irish Jacobite General.

Reviews for The Irish Brigade 1670-1745: The Wild Geese in French Service

...this book will be of interest to Early Modern French and English scholars as well as military historians interested in the officers who led the Irish soldiers of Louis XIV. Graham's work should encourage greater scholarship into the institutional history of early modern armies. -- Journal of Military History


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