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Treason: The Gruesome Execution Of Naval Clerk David Tyrie

Engraving of the execution of Sir Thomas Armstrong in 1684

PortandTerminal.com, November 22, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – On August 24, 1782, in Portsmouth, England the Scottish spy David Tyrie was convicted of High Treason. Tyrie’s crime was of carrying out correspondence with the French, a nation the English were at war with. Tyrie, a Scottish clerk at the Portsmouth naval office, was found to be sharing sensitive information with …

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