#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.
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Hi, I'm David, I'm from Ireland. I am an avid fan of history. I have my B.A. in History, my M.A. in Military History and Strategic Studies,a Post Qualification Diploma in History and I've been teaching History for five years now. I wanted to create a podcast that examines, in great detail, major Irish battles and battles allover the world in various wars that Irish people played a significant part in. Hope you enjoy. View all posts by theirishatwar