Absentee Landlord-Plantations in Ireland

Absentee Landlord-Plantations in Ireland - Absentee...

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Absentee Landlord’s presentation Plantations of Ireland o Established in the 16 th and 17 th centuries o Land was confiscated from Gaelics and granted to “planters” (colonists of Britain) - talk about ulster The Plantations Cultural Impact: English replaced Irish as the language of power and business. Irish remained the majority language in Ireland, but the courts and trade used English http://64.233.167.104/search? q=cache:dyA3OVNcDY0J:www.rootsweb.com/~nirfer/plantation.htm+set+up+of+irish+ The penal laws were designed to draw a religious barrier between the landlord class (which would be restricted to Anglicans) and the Catholic / Presbyterian peasantry. Catholic landlords could retain their land but only at the price of converting. Between 1703 and 1788 some 5,000 Catholic landowning families became Anglicans (16). In addition by becoming agents for absentee landlords many of the Catholic gentry went underground. It's calculated that
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course LIT 217 taught by Professor Smyth during the Fall '07 term at S. Connecticut.

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