Why was England so interested in conquering Ireland?
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(07-24-2009, 08:41 PM)matthew_talbot Wrote:
(07-24-2009, 07:52 PM)didishroom Wrote: Because they were Douche Bags....

The English?

I have to admit, though being of English descent myself, the English have been pretty douche-y throughout history, from the Hundred Years' War at the least. Ireland was nearby and easy to pick on. After a while, they felt obligated to subjugate the entire island because the King of England also had the title of Lord of Ireland (then Henry VIII claimed King). This title of "Lord of Ireland" was given to King Henry II of England by Pope Adrian IV in a bull called Laudabiliter. The pretext was on reforming the Irish church. Not surprisingly, Adrian IV was an English pope....


As further proof of their douche-iness, you have the English forcing drugs on the Chinese in the Opium Wars of the mid-19th century.
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Re: Why was England so interested in conquering Ireland? - by The_Harlequin_King - 07-24-2009, 10:21 PM



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