IRISH BRIGADE 1670-1745 The Wild Gees in French Service

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Of interest to Early Modern French and English scholars as well as military historians interested in the officers who led the Irish soldiers of Louis XIV. Much of this title covers what future members of the brigade did before, the story of the English and Irish regiments lent by Charles II to Louis XIV (where the Hamilton’s, Tyrconnel, Mountcashel, Sarsfield and Marlborough learnt the trade of soldiering), and James II’s reign, also the focus is very much on the Williamite War in Ireland. O’Callaghan’s, HISTORY OF THE IRISH BRIGADES IN THE SERVICE OF FRANCE FROM THE REVOLUTION IN GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND UNDER JAMES II, TO THE REVOLUTION IN FRANCE UNDER LOUIS XVI although heavy, remains the best source, and is available from N&MP.