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Thread #83746   Message #1542660
Posted By: vectis
15-Aug-05 - 08:13 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Bantry Girl's Lament
Subject: RE: Origins: Bantry Girls lament
I always thought that it stemmed from the Napoleonic wars when Napoleon put a relative on the Spanish throne thus deposing the rightful Spanish King of the time. There were a number of Irish regiments fighting with the English at this time so I reckon it is possibly true.