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Desmond Kennedy is a young Irish lad who left Ireland to join the Irish Brigade in the service of Louis XIV of France. In Paris he incurred the deadly hatred of a powerful courtier from whom he had rescued a young girl who had been kidnapped, and his perils are of absorbing interest. Captured in an attempted Jacobite invasion of Scotland, he escaped in a most extraordinaryDesmond Kennedy is a young Irish lad who left Ireland to join the Irish Brigade in the service of Louis XIV of France. In Paris he incurred the deadly hatred of a powerful courtier from whom he had rescued a young girl who had been kidnapped, and his perils are of absorbing interest. Captured in an attempted Jacobite invasion of Scotland, he escaped in a most extraordinary manner. As aid-de-camp to the Duke of Berwick he experienced thrilling adventures in Flanders. Transferred to the Army in Spain, he was nearly assassinated, but escaped to return, when peace was declared, to his native land, having received pardon and having recovered his estates. The story is filled with adventure, and the interest never abates. (This book is Illustrated)...

Title : in the irish brigade a tale of war in flanders and spain
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ISBN : 23524176
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 254 Pages
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in the irish brigade a tale of war in flanders and spain Reviews

  • Henry
    2018-11-05 11:47

    A simple little collection of tales about young Irishman Desmond Kennedy and his adventures during wartime in the early rein of William and Anne, where rebels to the English crown fought with the French to place the young James Stuart on the English throne lost by James II. It's described as a book for 8-12 year olds, but I would say it's a little hard going in places for 8-10s. Some adventures are very exciting, some are weighed down by the description of war and go into great details more associated with books such as the Sharpe novels written by Bernard Cornwall. Enjoyable, I'll save it for my son when he is of the right age.

  • Kari
    2018-10-22 09:34

    I read this to my brother; just like the others there were fun parts and...parts we skipped. My brother liked the name Desmond Kennedy quite a bit more than Gerald O'Connor (spoiler), but he liked the plot twist.