#OTD in 1631 – The Sack of Baltimore: The Irish Village of Baltimore is attacked by Algerian pirates.

The Sack of Baltimore was attacked by Algerian pirates from the North African Barbary Coast. The attack was the biggest single attack by the Barbary pirates on Ireland or Britain. The attack was led by a Dutch captain turned pirate, Jan Janszoon van Haarlem, also known as Murad Reis the Younger. Murad’s force was led […]

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#OTD in 1631 – The Sack of Baltimore: The Irish Village of Baltimore is attacked by Algerian pirates.

The Sack of Baltimore was attacked by Algerian pirates from the North African Barbary Coast. The attack was the biggest single attack by the Barbary pirates on Ireland or Britain. The attack was led by a Dutch captain turned pirate, Jan Janszoon van Haarlem, also known as Murad Reis the Younger. Murad’s force was led […]

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#OTD in 1631 – The sack of Baltimore: The Irish village of Baltimore is attacked by Algerian pirates.

The Sack of Baltimore was attacked by Algerian pirates from the North African Barbary Coast. The attack was the biggest single attack by the Barbary pirates on Ireland or Britain. The attack was led by a Dutch captain turned pirate, Jan Janszoon van Haarlem, also known as Murad Reis the Younger. Murad’s force was led […]

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1631 – The Sack of Baltimore, West Cork.

The Sack of Baltimore took place on 20 June 1631, when the village of Baltimore, West Cork was attacked by Algerian pirates from the North African Barbary Coast. The attack was the biggest single attack by the Barbary pirates on Ireland or Britain. The attack was led by a Dutch captain turned pirate, Jan Janszoon […]

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1631 – The Sack of Baltimore, West Cork.

The Sack of Baltimore took place on 20 June 1631, when the village of Baltimore, West Cork was attacked by Algerian pirates from the North African Barbary Coast. The attack was the biggest single attack by the Barbary pirates on Ireland or Britain. The attack was led by a Dutch captain turned pirate, Jan Janszoon […]

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Today in Irish History – 20th June:

Litha / Midsummer’s eve celebrations 1210 – King John lands at Waterford. He campaigns in Leinster – many of the de Lacys’ followers go over to his side; he then captures Carrickfergus, where the de Lacys have made a stand, after a short siege. On 28 July, he captures William de Braose and confiscates his […]

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