All Blog Posts Tagged 'Barbary' (3)

A 1631 Raid on West Cork: When Barbary Pirates Came To Prey - Part 3 of 3: Aftermath

By James Doherty

A British sailing ship of the "Welp" type.

A deeply unhappy king ordered an inquiry with high-ranking admiralty officials blaming the captain of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

A 1631 Raid on West Cork: When Barbary Pirates Came To Prey - Part 2 of 3: The Raid

By James Doherty

Photo by James Doherty

The cove where the pirates landed. Click on the image for a larger view.

On the 20th of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

A 1631 Raid on West Cork: When Barbary Pirates Came To Prey

By James Doherty

BALTIMORE, COUNTY CORK, Ireland  — On the hillside above the town of Baltimore, faint sounds drifted toward William Harris, sleeping soundly in his bed. It was 2 a.m. when Harris awoke to the noises. The date was June 20th, 1631.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 18, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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