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Happening in the summer of 1627, what was the only war-like attack on Iceland that resulted in casualties?

Question #148425. Asked by pehinhota.
Last updated Apr 29 2021.
Originally posted Apr 29 2021 1:27 PM.

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The Turkish Abductions.
The Turkish Abductions (Icelandic: Tyrkjaránið) were a series of slave raids by pirates from Northwest Africa that took place in Iceland in the summer of 1627.


Apr 29 2021, 3:10 PM
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One of the amazing things about this attack which actually consisted if two raids, was the distance the pirates traversed. According to Professor Adam Nichols (University of Maryland) who co-authored a book on the subject, the raids involved a 6,000 mile round trip by sea.

Apr 29 2021, 3:43 PM
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