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  • February 19, 2024 1 min read

    Last Invasion of Britain 1797

    If asked when the last invasion of Britain was, many people in the UK will remember 1066. The Normans invaded the south coast of England in 1066, defeated the army of King Harold and became the rulers of Britain for centuries. But that was not the last invasion of Britain, or at least mainland Britain as the Channel Island were occupied by the Germans in 1940. 

    The last invasion of Britain was in Fishguard, Wales by the French. The French invasion of Wales took place in 1797 and it became known as the Battle of Fishguard. The truth behind this story is one of a Welsh heroine who almost single-handedly saved the day for Britain.

     

    Battle of Fishguard - last invasion of Britain in 1797
    Battle of Fishguard - French Invasion of Wales, 1797, the French landed at Carreg Wastad Bay, near Fishguard in west Wales.

     

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