Dr. Jonathan Abel: “The Invasions that Weren’t: French Efforts to Invade England 1740-1805”
May 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
“The Invasions that Weren’t: French Efforts to Invade England 1740-1805”
Dr. Jonathan Abel
Thursday, May 4, 2023 | 3 p.m.
Between 1740 and 1815, France and England fought a Second Hundred Year War for hegemony in Europe and colonial spaces. During that period, France tried repeatedly to invade England, but its military could never manage to land troops in large numbers. Dr. Abel will discuss why this did not happen and its immense effects on European affairs.
Dr. Jonathan Abel is an Associate Professor of Military History at the US Army Command and General Staff College, where he teaches courses on French history as well as Greece and Rome, and wargaming. He received his PhD from the Military History Center at the University of North Texas in 2014, and he is the author of several works on the eighteenth-century French army.
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