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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 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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NFB’s Decisive Battles Of The World: Fontenoy

How many of these decisive battles involve England or France? Name: The Battle of Fontenoy The War: The War of the Austrian Succession When:  11 May 1745 Where: Outside the town of Fontenoy, a few miles south-east of the city … Continue reading

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NFB’s Decisive Battles Of The World: Hampton Roads

Heading back America side for a battle not decisive for its result but for the effect it had on naval warfare. Name: The Battle of Hampton Roads, sometimes called “the Battle of the Monitor and Merrimac” The War: American Civil … Continue reading

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