Irish Brigades Abroad : From the Wild Geese to the Napoleonic Wars Paperback / softback
Paperback / softback
Irish Brigades Abroad examines the complete history of the Irish regiments in France, Spain, Austria and beyond.
Covering the period from King James II's reign of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1685, until the disbandment of theIrish Brigades in France and Spain, this book looks at the origins, formation, recruitment and the exploits of the Irish regiments, including their long years of campaigning from the War of the Grand Alliance in 1688 right through to the Napoleonic Wars in 1815. What emerges is a picture of the old-fashioned virtues of honour, chivalry, integrity and loyalty, of adventure and sacrifice in the name of a greater cause.