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The Last Invasion of Britain


On 24 February 1797 ended the Battle of Fishguard, which halted a military invasion of Britain by France, and is often referred to as the last time a foreign force was able to land here.  This was part of three-pronged attack on Britain to support the rebellion of the United Irishmen – two forces would land in mainland Britain, one in north Wales and the other near Newcastle, with a larger force aiming for Ireland. The attack in Wales was the only one that went ahead, and it quickly fizzled out.


An interesting article on the Battle of Fishguard here:



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