• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Why Do The Irish Hate The English... Notes!

Extracts from this document...


Why do the Irish hate the English? By 1720 the English and the Irish hated each other; it started in 16th century with the plantation. Henry VIII changed the religion of England when he became king from Roman Catholics to English Protestants. However the pope (head of the Catholics) encouraged other leaders to remain Catholic therefore England had to stay Catholic. Henry became worried that Catholic Ireland would be used as a place to attack England. To stop this from happening Henry and the monarchs who came after him decided to take control of Ireland and its people. This was the start of the plantation. They planted large numbers of English and Scottish Protestants into Ireland giving them the best farming land. ...read more.


Cromwell taught the lesson so well people in Ireland still talk about the attack now and still hate Cromwell for what he did. it would still upset the Irish today as many of their ancestors may have been victims in the attack and keeps the hatred alive In 1688 England was ruled by a Catholic King James II, James was then kicked out and replaced by William of Orange (Protestant) James tried to win back the crown he did this based in Ireland. William sent troupes into Ireland most of which were Catholic William defeated James at the battle of the Boyne in July 1690. The Irish lost more land which meant they could not vote and so the English Protestant took over the Irish parliament and passed the penal code from 1697 to 1721... ...read more.


* No catholic may be a solicitor or lawyer this means that it still is not fair for Catholics * No catholic can receive a higher education or professional job this would still be unfair for Catholics * No catholic may join the army or the navy this would have meant that there was less opposition for the Protestant. * Catholics cannot keep guns this would have meant that Catholics couldn't protect themselves. These laws were made to enforce protestant power; it remained in force until the end of the 18th century they also grant England control of Ireland. The war was finished with the treaty of limerick which was very nice to the Catholics. 100 years later a parade was organised to remember the battle of the Boyne lots of Catholics joined in. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE History Projects section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE History Projects essays

  1. Was Cromwell a Hero or a Villain?

    In the name of God, go!" He had brought along with him an army of fifty thousand and told one of his soldiers to get rid of them. This act obviously brought everybody back to the same situation on 3rd January 1642 when King Charles accused five members of High

  2. Was Oliver Cromwell a villain?

    This makes Cromwell a villain as he commenced an illegal trial and also dictated the verdict of the court by using fear as a tool to make sure that the death warrant was signed and that Charles was found guilty and executed.

  1. History Notes Of Singapore History Chapter 5

    as more traders called at port to refuel & collect food supplies - SG operated as collection & distribution centre in the region ii. Improvement in port facilities: - With expansion in trade & arrival of steamships, Old Harbour became overcrowded - The Old Harbour was small & short of

  2. To what extent was the Irish Famine merely an excuse for Peel to repeal ...

    Over the last ten years in money and stock markets we have seen a similar Laissez-faire like attitude; is this attitude one of the factors of the current credit crunch? In our economy the relationship between freedom and protectionism appears to be out of balance.

  1. Northern Ireland

    What source A needs for it to become more useful are some views from soldiers that witnessed these events. What I can infer from source A is that it is written in defence of the soldiers and against the public.

  2. Was Oliver Cromwell a hero or a villain?

    This shows how unreliable and untrustworthy he is and that he is not a good general. He also killed many innocent people and soldiers who had surrendered! In 1642 Cromwell supported MP?s when they voted to close all theatres this made him very unpopular, but that?s not all.

  1. History of Medicine Revision Notes.

    In 1538, he published 6 anatomical drawings ? this was a new concept, his anatomy description was backed up by anatomical drawings 1. In 1540, he staged a famous public dissection at Bologna where he firstly dissected a dog, and then he dissected a human body.

  2. Causes and consequences of the English Civil War

    Charles did have some reasons though. He might have not wanted to fight against Louis XIII, because he wanted to build a relationship with France, for future help purposes like wars. Let`s now move onto Scotland. During Charles`s reign, he became King of both England and Scotland.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work