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Re: Wild Geese

Posted by Mary on October 15, 2008 at 23:58:08:

In Reply to: Re: Wild Geese posted by Murrisk on October 15, 2008 at 18:29:04:

Yes indeed it could.The source is the Battle of Blenheim on Wikipedia (Cultural references).I am sometimes skeptical of Wikipedia but it has a lot of good references to back this article up.I also found out that Robert Southey wrote the original version of the "Three Bears"(Goldilocks)
There is also a good article in Wikipedia about the "Wild Geese".The term Wild Geese appears to be a very broad term.
"The Flight of the Wild Geese refers to the departure of an Irish Jacobite army under the command of Patrick Sarsfield from Ireland to France, as agreed in the Treaty of Limerick on October 3, 1691, following the end of the Williamite War in Ireland. More broadly, the term "Wild Geese" is used in Irish history to refer to Irish soldiers who left to serve in continental European armies in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries."
I find that Wikipedia is a good place to start and get references from there.Have a look yourself.I have also found that the links do not work very well so if not just google.

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