Siege of Smerwick 1580

#OnThisDay 1580 Having failed to help the Desmond Rebellion, 600 Papal troops surrendered to English forces after the Siege of Smerwick, Kerry. Quarter was not given to the prisoners & instead were beheaded & their bodies thrown into the sea. Sir Walter Raleigh was the officer in charge of the executions.

#Ireland #History @VoicesFromDawn

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