#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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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