Sultan Abdülmecid & the Relief of Drogheda, 1847

Sultan Abdülmecid & the Relief of Drogheda, 1847

Drogheda, 1847. The gas-lit harbour lights burned through the dusk as the tug-boat hauled the first of the three merchant ships alongside the handsome new wharfage. Out at sea, the other two ships awaited their turn, sails tight to the masts. Those gathered in the...