September 07, 2003


Stephen Collins in the Sunday Tribunes highlights a forthcoming anniversary this week.

Next Thursday, 11 September, is the anniversary of the massacre of 3500 people - men, women and children who were slaughtered indiscriminately on the orders of a religious zealot whose aim was to strike terror into a whole country.

He is, of course, describing Oliver Cromwell, who ordered the destruction of Drogheda 354 years ago.

UPDATE: The Sunday Tribune reports that a delegation from Huntington visited Drogheda on Thursday to apologize for Cromwell's deeds - the Lord Protector hailed from the English town. There is now talk of the two towns being twinned. An apology hardly seems necessary - it's not like Cromwell asked the opinion of his fellow townsfolk before heading over to Ireland.

Posted by Monasette at September 7, 2003 10:38 PM | TrackBack