Walter Devereux, Earl of Essex, ordered the killings and later boasted in a letter to Queen Elizabeth’s secretary that the head of the MacDonnell clan, Sorley Boy MacDonnell, watched helplessly from the mainland as his entire family was slaughtered. pic.twitter.com/M01mh5biVt
— Irish Legacy (@legacy_irish) July 26, 2021
Rathlin Island, county Antrim
Seriously late medieval.