Why Ireland split into the Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland – here is a perfect history lesson from Norman times to the modern state. An excellent and simple account of the mish-mash of the island’s development through history, accident and predetermination. It was never taught in schools at least until very recently if at all so many Irish people not to mention British or people really have had any idea what the hell is going on. Now they can. Watch this delightful 12 minutes account of how we got to where we are.
Published on 21 Jun 2015
A brief overview of the history of Ireland and the events that led to the political division of the island.
Including: the Norman and Tudor conquest of Ireland, the break away from the Roman Catholic Church, the Union of the Crowns, the various Irish Rebellions, Oliver Cromwell’s effect on Ireland, Irish joining the Union, the Irish War for Independence, the following Civil War, and the recent violence in Northern Ireland known as The Troubles.