Credit: Futility Closet

ON THIS DAY: 20 JUNE 1631: A village in Ireland was taken into slavery by north African raiders  

Illustration: Sack of Baltimore Credit: Futility Closet Podcast
June 20 marks a strange anniversary in Irish history. On that date in 1631, north African corsairs, or pirates, raided the village of Baltimore on the west Cork coast and took at least 107 of the villagers captive to be sold as slaves in Algiers. Most of those abducted were part of an English settlement […]

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