11 OCTOBER

CROMWELL’S TROOPS MASSACRE THE INHABITANTS OF WEXFORD

[ 11 October 1649 ]

One month earlier [ 11 September 1649 ] Oliver Cromwell, commanding British parliamentary forces in Ireland, had ordered his soldiers to offer no quarter to the royalist garrison at Drogheda, and had slaughtered almost all those who had surrendered, along with many of the town’s inhabitants.

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SLAVES FACED DEATH ‘WITH AMAZING OBSTINACY’ FOLLOWING ABORTED REVOLT

[ 11 October 1736 ]

In 1735, falling sugar prices combined with a prolonged drought threatened many of Antigua’s British plantation owners with significant financial losses.

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