1641 massacre accounts examined (Ireland)

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A group of academics has been tasked to reinvestigate a centuries-old massacre of Protestants in Ireland.

University language experts have been given a grant of £334,000 to pore over thousands of witness accounts of massacres following the 1641 rebellion.

The Protestant death toll was most recently put at between 4,000 and 12,000, mainly in Ulster.

However, there have been allegations that accounts of the killings were exaggerated for propaganda purposes.

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John R. Maass - 3/5/2010

Anyone getting money to investigate the Protestant killing of Catholics?