Irish immigration increased the number of Roman Catholics, but most of these immigrants were very poor people whose troubles were economic rather than political. There's a meaningful distinction! Economics, poverty and politics completely different things!
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: