1500-1799 | Burning crops | Burning towns and cities | Guinea-Bissau | Looting and plunder | Slavery

HAWKINS’ SAILORS SACK CACHEU, TORTURING, KILLING AND SEIZING SLAVES

30 November 1567 Cacheu was a Portuguese trading and administrative town at the mouth of what was then called the Santo-Domingo River on the West African coast. It was situated a short distance south of Cape Roxo in what is today Guinea-Bissau. On the evening of 29 November 1567, three heavily armed British ships sailed…

Executions | Scotland

23 AUGUST

SCOTTISH REBEL WILLIAM WALLACE STRANGLED, CASTRATED AND DISEMBOWELED [ 23 August 1305 ] Today in 1305, William Wallace, the legendary Scottish rebel, was found guilty of refusing to recognise English rule. He was drawn behind horses for five miles, then strangled, castrated, disemboweled while still, although barely, alive before being finally beheaded and quartered. His…