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French were foiled in 1797

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French were foiled in 1797

There almost was an invasion
By the french but was foiled
A wench stopped the battalion
By getting them well oiled

Jemina  N  had the gumption
To take them to the inn
Rushed them to the publican
Whose beer was served within

She soon rallied up the women
Dressed in national dress
French thought it was a battalion
Surrended with no fuss

No thoughts on Bristol and London
No longer wanted to fight them
So was a foregone conclusion
No courage in boozed men.

To honour these brave welsh women
A tapestry was made
A pretty commemoration
To women of Fishguard

Thanks to the feisty West Walian Women led by Jemina Nicholas.  In 1797 the French intension to invade Bristol and London, was foiled.  Last attempt for anyone to invade Britain 

Penned by  Seren Roberts

9th January 2013

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  1. Date: 2/15/2013 11:54:00 AM
    Congratulations on winning with this entry. I was not aware of this historical event previously.

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 3:21:00 AM
    I loved the content and history behind this poem. I too had not heard of this, so my thanks to you for the interesting history lesson. Congratulations on your win!

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/11/2013 6:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Looks like lowly Wales has important history that no one knows about you can verify on google if you put Jemima Nichols 1797 wikipedia have also written about her and the welsh women....Seren
  1. Date: 2/10/2013 8:53:00 PM
    Seren, this is one of my favorite contest... love it... Congratulations, with your amazing poems. Always~ LINDA

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/11/2013 6:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Linda ..Seren
  1. Date: 2/10/2013 8:07:00 PM
    Interesting history lesson and great win. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/11/2013 6:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My pleasure for the lesson, and i am pleased with my win...Seren
  1. Date: 2/10/2013 6:23:00 PM
    WOW! Go ladies..never heard about this one! Congrad's on your win! Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 1:23:00 PM
    Thanks for the history lesson. Something I knew nothing about that I recall. Congrats on your win !!

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/10/2013 1:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Debra ....Seren
  1. Date: 2/10/2013 12:40:00 PM
    Seren, very interesting history I've never heard of before---if you want we'll work on meter sometime.

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/10/2013 1:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Craig thats a great way of telling me that mine is crap, yes please....Seren
  1. Date: 2/10/2013 12:36:00 PM
    :-) You do know how to bring history alive with your excellent poetry, Seren. Congratulations on your win. Love, Su

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/10/2013 2:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Su, I do try and write about different things....Seren
  1. Date: 1/9/2013 10:15:00 AM
    Love this , the girl done well xx

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 1/9/2013 11:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Mandy . ....Seren
  1. Date: 1/8/2013 6:55:00 PM
    So nice to read your work this evening. [Go Ladies!] Light & Love

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 1/8/2013 7:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    do you know our welsh national costume Debbie. ?
    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 1/8/2013 7:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    lol Debbie see no one should mess with us Welsh women. Its a true story Debbie you can google it. ...Seren