Brighton News Story – 17 August, 1794: Soldiers fire “FEU DE JOY”

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Last Tuesday being the anniversary of the Prince of Wales’s birthday, the soldiers encamped at the different places along our coast were drawn up at noon and severally fired out a FEU DE JOY in honour of the day.  At Brighton the FEU DE JOY was answered by guns at the battery and by some ships at sea.

From The Sussex Weekly Advertiser, 1794

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