1800-1859 | Dominica | Executions

Following massacre of black mutineers – eleven survivors executed

27 April 1802 Fort Shirley at Prince Rupert’s Bay on the British controlled island of Dominica was possibly one of the bleakest and most disease ridden outposts in the Caribbean. Perched on a barren headland and hemmed on its landward side by swamps, it was the garrison base for the black troops of the Eighth…