They were joined later on by other Irish refugees following the Glorious Revolution of and the Treaty of Limerick in This wave of emigres was not confined to Nantes. The historian Gabriel Audisio notes the presence of Irish Catholic soldiers in the armies of the Duke of Savoy and of the Marquis of Pianezza, which took part in the bloody repression of the Waldensians during the Piedmont Easter. He made the Irish the spearhead of his army, and above all of his navy, particularly during the Jamaica Expedition of On 8 June , Irish ships formed the bulk of a fleet of 22 vessels and 1, men which left Nantes under Admiral Jean-Baptiste du Casse , heading for Jamaica.
They burned hundreds of houses and seized 1, slaves, whom they took to Saint-Domingue.
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They did not however attempt to seize the island of Jamaica as they judged this too difficult. They had considerable fortunes, which they invested in property while plotting to overthrow the British government. The Irish expatriate community was also notable at Bordeaux , where, from , it developed an important trade in salted beef with Ireland, which was used in supplying merchant fleets and overseas colonies.
He has been writing for a range of national newspapers and broadcast media since he was years-of age, first as a news reporter and then as a feature writer and columnist.
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He has also devised and presented TV programmes. Joe has had a passion for history from a very young age.
However, being raised on the stories of the great saints, missionaries, freedom fighters and politicians of the Irish diaspora, he was always fascinated by the dark side of Irish history, the Irish men and women who didn't cover themselves in glory, the thieves, traitors, pirates, pimps, mercenaries, killers, slavers and madmen. In researching this book, he has discovered the forgotten stories of the inglorious Irish who laid waste to empires, transported countless thousands including, in some cases, their own countrymen into slavery and indulged in every vice and debased, evil impulse known to man.
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