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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.

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