Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Royal Square, St Helier


Scene of the Battle of Jersey in 1781.

For Our World Tuesday.

3 comments:

Taken For Granted said...

Thank you for this post. I didn't know of this battle between French and British troops as part of the American Revolution. Apparently the French were concerned about the number of privateers sailing out of Jersey to harass French and American shipping. Apparently the French invasion was a disaster for them, but the leader of the British forces was killed in the battle. More than 600 French troops were captured.

Gary said...

Great shot, and interesting history. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Susie of Arabia said...

It's been a while since I've been around. Glad to see you are still posting. I was on a couple of breaks for quite a while. Love the perspective of this shot. Hard to imagine it was the scene of a battle!