Mass Rock

Ireland, 1649. The Catholic faith is banned by English invaders; churches are desecrated, and then closed. A bounty of ten pounds – twice that of a wolf – is placed on each priest’s head. Those captured are hung until nearly dead, their stomachs cut open with cleaving knives, disembowelled while still alive and then beheaded. Finally, their bodies are chopped into four pieces. Anyone found harbouring a priest is hanged immediately.