Mobile menu
Francis Bedford (1815-94)

Hasbeiya - scene of the massacre [Hasbaya, Lebanon] 26 Apr 1862

RCIN 2700954

Your share link is...

  Close

On their route towards Damascus, the royal party stopped at some of the towns and villages close to the Lebanon – Syria border, which had seen fighting during the 1860 conflict. The first town they reached was Hasbaya. The Prince was told that between 800 and 1,000 Christians were killed here by the Druze. Acquired by the Prince of Wales, 1862