Odds and Ends
17 9, 7:20am
It started when England began conquering parts of Ireland in the middle ages, and the Irish refused to assimilate into the English Culture. Then when the Church of England was founded, the Irish refused to give up their Catholicism. Then when the industrial revolution occurred Ireland remained largely agrarian. This, combined with racist theories, lead the English to believe that the Irish were sub-human and consequently to prevent them from getting aid during the Irish Famine (Sir Charles Trevelyan, the English person whose job it was to manage Ireland, justified this decision by claiming the Irish deserved to starve).