G.A. Henty's In the Irish Brigade
Hardback; ISBN 9781590870754
Desmond Kennedy is a young Irish lad who left Ireland to join the Irish Brigade in the service of Louis XIV of France. However, in Paris he incurs the deadly hatred of a courtier from whom he rescued a kidnapped young girl. Captured in an attempted Jacobite invasion of Scotland, he escapes; as aid-de-camp to the Duke of Berwick he experiences adventures in Flanders; transferred to the Army in Spain, he survives an assassination. When he returns from all his adventures to his native land, peace is declared and he receives pardon and recovers his estates. 400 pages, hardcover.