The rugged hillside overlooking Fishguard Harbor

Fishguard’s Main Tourist Attraction: An Embroidered Depiction of the Failed French Invasion of 1797. A batch of French troops attempted to invade England but missed their mark in the dark and ended up in Fishguard, whereupon Jemima Nicholas took up her pitchfork with the result that a dozen French soldiers surrendered to her. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

Photograph and text by George P. Landow. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]

Created 28 April 2019