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Ireland

Republic of Ireland—Poblacht na hÉireann
  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

With the collapse of the Roman empire, Ireland developed its own Gaelic culture and language. But from the 12th century, the English dominated. Vast tracts of land were granted to English settlers and English law was introduced. In 1541 Henry VIII was recognized as King of Ireland. Most Irish remained Roman Catholic and in the reign of Elizabeth insurrection broke out against the Protestant overlords. In the early 17th century Scottish settlers in the north of Ireland established a strong Protestant enclave which led to rebellion in 1640. After 1649 Cromwell restored English domination. Irish resistance was brought to a bloody conclusion by the Battle of the Boyne (1690).

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