Birth of Thomas Arthur, Comte de Lally in France 1702

#OnThisDay 1702 Thomas Arthur, Comte de Lally was born in France, his father, a Jacobite from Tuam. Lally fought with the Irish Brigade at Fontenoy, aided Bonnie Prince Charlie in Scotland but was beaten by the British (or rather another Irishman, Sir Eyre Coote of Limerick) in India. For this, he was beheaded in Paris.

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