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Britain's Last Invasion - The Battle of Fishguard 1797

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With Britain's Last Invasion' dive in to the Battle of Fishguard, a military invasion of Great Britain by Revolutionary France. The little-known invasion' consisted mainly of drunken Frenchmen rampaging around the area, burning churches and terrorising the locals. The role and courage of the women of Fishguard is revealed: when the men fled, the women stayed fast.

Learn how the town cobbler Jemima Nicholas - armed with only a pitchfork - captured twelve enemy soldiers. The attempted invasion lasted just three days, but had ramifications that we are still dealing with today. Following the attempt, the government recognised the need to strengthen the British fleet, a policy that lasted for over a hundred years and almost certainly helped prevent Napoleon's later planned invasion.

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