Why was England so interested in conquering Ireland?
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It has always struck me as odd, though, the antipathy the Normans ( later the English) felt for Irish culture. The Statutes of Kilkenny (1200 or so, haven't checked the exact date in a while) forbid speaking Irish, dancing and music, every cultural feature they could think of. Now I'm not many of these laws completely succeeded, but why try so hard to erase their whole way of life? Why not be content with having conquered the place?
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Re: Why was England so interested in conquering Ireland? - by Anastasia - 07-25-2009, 03:52 PM



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