Plantations

The policy of making plantations of loyal English settlers in Ireland, though associated with Protestantism, in fact began in the reign of Catholic Queen Mary who, despite her religion, distrusted the Irish. In the second of Rutherfurd's Irish books, the plantations form part of the story in several chapters, beginning with 'Plantation'.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
This month four hundred years ago, the famed Mayflower began its journey across the Atlantic. After abandoning its sister ship, the Speedwell, which was not seaworthy, the Mayflower finally set sail in September. The people on the Mayflower all belonged to an obscure sect called the Brownists. The founder, Brown himself, had already abandoned the sect and returned to the king’s Church of England. The Pilgrim fathers were woefully badly prepared for their journey, lacking proper farm implements and livestock. The miracle is that they survived at all!




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