Massacre of the Protestant Martyrs at the Bridge Over the River Bann in Ireland Digital History ID 2407

Massacre of the Protestant Martyrs at the Bridge Over the River Bann in Ireland

Credit: Library of Congress
Media type: engraving
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Annotation: Shown here is a depiction of the murder by Irish Catholics of approximately one hundred Protestants from Loughgall Parish, County Armagh, at the bridge over the River Bann near Portadown, Ulster. This atrocity occurred at the beginning of the Irish Rebellion of 1641. Having held the Protestants as prisoners and tortured them, the Catholics drove them "like hogs" to the bridge, where they were stripped naked and forced into the water below at swordspoint. Survivors of the plunge were shot.
Year: 1772

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