HISB02H3 Lecture : Lecture 5

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Irish victims of the british empire but also protestantism. Close and distant to the british state. Many events influenced the distance between ireland and british state. Rivalry in terms of religion between england and spain ireland becomes the divide in religious and class. English troops sent by english kings and queens to ireland to colonize. Plantations (est by english/scottish lords in ulster and manor etc), denote a settlement in ireland, established people to work there. Protestant settlers from upper class/land lords (some absentee landlords) / anglo-irish gentry, started thinking about themselves as irish over time but different because they re protestant and, often more educated and wealthy. Irish peasantry exploited by landlords, justified: peasants not capable of anything else, they re lazy, ignorant, dirty etc (no use spending money on them like education) Situation that runs along the line of religion and ethnicity. Two groups of irish the peasantry (protestant) and the upper class, well educated irish .

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