Monday, 7 June 2010


From a library sale I picked up 50p copy of The Age of Reform 1815-1870 (originally written 1938; though mine is the 2nd ed from 1962) by Sir Llewellyn 'crikey what a name' Woodward. History of another era from another era:
Irish immigration increased the number of Roman Catholics, but most of these immigrants were very poor people whose troubles were economic rather than political. [502]
There's a meaningful distinction! Economics, poverty and politics completely different things!

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