The Baltimore’s Sack
Baltimore is a small village found in Southern Ireland. Historically, this village had little to contribute until the summer of 1631 when an attack happened.
The people behind this attack were the Barbary pirates who were from North Africa and were being led by a Dutch captain Jan Janszoon Van Haarlem, who was a Muslim convert. He was also identified by the name Murad Reis the Younger.
The attack on this particular village was unexpected, and it happened too fast. Many villagers were forced into the ship and later were required to work as slaves. It is believed that only three of those who were captured survived, and they managed to return home.