The Wild Geese

The Irish Brigades of France and Spain

By Mark McLaughlin; McLaughlin; Chris Warner (Illustrator)
(Osprey Publishing (UK), Paperback, 9780850453584, 48pp.)

Publication Date: June 15, 1980

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Description
In the early years of the English Civil War (1642-1651), a French traveller in England remarked that the Irish "are better soldiers abroad than at home." Between 1585 and 1818, over half a million Irish were lured from their homeland by promises of glory, money and honour in a constant emigration romantically styled "The Flight of the Wild Geese." Throughout this period, the Irish brigades in France and Spain participated in conflicts ranging from the wars of the Spanish and Austrian Succession (1701-1714 and 1740-1748 respectively) to the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). Spanning over two centuries of history, this book examines the uniforms and organization of the Wild Geese in France and Spain.



About the Author
Collected and interpreted by Mark McLaughlin, the images in this informative volume provide readers with a delightful trip down memory lane, bringing an important period of the cityas history to life for visitors and members of the younger generation.

Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus work together in -->-->New York City-->-->. They are also the authors of"The Nanny Diaries", which was made into a major motion picture, and the "New York Times" bestsellers, "Dedication, Citizen Girl, ?Nanny Returns, "and their first YA novel, "The Real Real". For more information, visit www.emmaandnicola.com.

Warner is a freelance writer and contributing writer for "Tiger Rag Magazine".
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