French Force Take Carrickfergus Castle 1760

#OnThisDay 1760 French privateer Captain François Thurot landed at Carrickfergus with three warships & 600 men. They took the castle, raided Belfast, but left five days later. Two days after that on the 28th Thurot was killed in the Battle of Bishops Court.

French Force Take Carrickfergus Castle 1760

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