Tag Archives: 1745

Ireland’s Wars: The ’45 Collapses

Charles Edward Stuart was on the march in Britain. His Jacobite Army, predominantly made up of Scottish Highlanders with a mix of Irish volunteers from the Irish Brigade of France, was moving southwards, invading the north of England with the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Jacobite ’45

In 1715, the Jacobites had made the largest concerted effort to retake the British throne since the initial War of the Two Kings. The effort had proven a failure, with James Francis Stuart chased out of Scotland, what soldiers his … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Irish At Fontenoy

In the decades following the end of the War of the Spanish Succession, the Irish Brigades of Europe, most notably in France, found themselves as soldiers without a war, relegated to garrison duty and minor adventures on unimportant campaigns, usually … Continue reading

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