Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Seaview -
- French Invasion Memorial -

Location

At High Street / Esplanade junction, Seaview, Isle of Wight
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 10551  
 
Historic England Listing Status

The structure is not Listed.
 
Description

A metal plaque.

Memorial

Seaview French Invasion memorial
 
Inscription


DURING THE LAST INVASION OF THIS
COUNTRY HUNDREDS OF FRENCH TROOPS
LANDED ON THE FORESHORE NEARBY.
THIS ARMED INVASION WAS BLOODILY
DEFEATED AND REPULSED
BY LOCAL MILITIA

11th JULY 1545


 

Further Information

For an account rebutting the information on the plaque see :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_invasion_of_the_Isle_of_Wight


 


Seaview French Invasion memorial
 


 
 

 
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