|Irish Invasion and Destruction of the French Armada, 1797.|
Monday, 2 November 2015
The Fishguard Invasion
Regency Spies! Today author Geri Walton has very kindly hosted my blog post on her fabulous blog, History of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Early in 1797, Britain was on high alert following a failed invasion attempt, the Bantry Bay expedition, by Wolfe Tone and a French fleet led by General Hoche. This debacle was followed by the Fishguard invasion - the last time foreign troops landed on Britain's mainland. Now read on...