Monday, July 6, 2015
As if Lord Cromwell Wasn't Sufficient/I Will Never View a Victorian House the Same Way Again
According to a great many researchers, authors, and historians (Tim Pat Coogan, John Kelly, Chris Fogarty, Harolyn Enis - just to name a few), the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s in Ireland had little to do with a bad potato harvest (they grew more than potatoes in Ireland) and everything to do with the fact that the British government confiscated food at gunpoint in what was part of parcel of their overall goal of depopulating the country (genocide and ethnic cleansing, in other words). And if you think that I'm exaggerating here, try this bit of verbiage on for size; "Only 1,000,000 Irish are likely to die, and that would be enough to do much good." Nassau Senior, a chief economist for Queen Victoria.