Richard Rose is best known as the author of ‘Pembroke People’, his account of the people of Pembroke between 1818 and 1837. But Richard was an antiquarian and collector with a deep interest in naval history, especially of the long French wars. In retirement he edited works on French prisoners of war in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Whilst he was researching and writing Pembroke People he gathered notes concerning the French invasion of West Wales in 1797.
The result of his research has never been published although it has been used in presentations to learned societies. This dissertation is probably the most accurate ever written on this subject and makes compelling reading, which is likely to change your perception of this famous event at Fishguard in 1797.
Read The 'French at Fishguard'