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Red coat, Redcoat or Redcoats refers to soldiers of the British Empire and their signature uniform: Red coat (military uniform).
The term redcoat may have originated in 16th century Tudor Ireland as a derogatory term for the British, as British soldiers in Lord Lieutenant of Ireland's army wore red coats, the first time British soldiers collectively had a red uniform, the term was then brought to America and Europe by Irish emigrants
It may also refer to:
- Redcoats (Butlins), members of the staff at Butlins holiday camps in the UK
- Redcoats (play), a 2019 play about holiday camps
- Redcoats (TV series), a series on the lives of Butlins Redcoats
- Redcoats (band), a rock band in Melbourne, Australia
- The Redcoats, an American rock band
- Georgia Redcoat Marching Band, of the University of Georgia
- Redcoat, a 1993 novel by Bernard Cornwell
- Red Coat (Pretty Little Liars), fictional character
- Red Coats (film), the English title for Giubbe rosse an Italian film
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- Abbé MacGeoghegan History of Ireland, Ancient and Modern (Paris, 1758), trans. P. O'Kelly (1832), Vol. III, p.109.
- Historiae Catholicae Iberniae Compendium by Philip O'Sullivan Beare (1621), Tome II, Bk IV, Chap III, translated as Ireland Under Elizabeth by Matthew J. Byrne (1903). See p. 5 of Byrne's translation
- 'Elizabeth I: volume 180, June 1595', in Calendar of State Papers, Ireland, 1592-1596, ed. Hans Claude Hamilton (London, 1890), p. 322.