Threat of invasion?


Battles That Made Britain explores forgotten actions of the Redcoat Era, where victory and defeat had fundamental consequences for Britain’s self-determination and climactic rise as a military superpower

The rumours persisted. An invasion was imminent and Great Britain’s traditional rival and enemy was behind the threat.

Thousands of French troops had boarded more than 100 barges to make the short crossing of the English Channel from the estuary of the River Loire to Britain. But the drama that unfolded off the coast of Brittany left French designs of conquest shattered and not a single soldier set foot on British soil.

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