Cromwell's Collaboration In Ireland At The Turn Of The Century

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Cromwell made it illegal for Irish Catholics to hold office in Parliament, attend mass or live in towns. This forced the native Irish to the areas in the south of the island of Ireland. Landowners that participated in the wars were sold as slaves in the West Indies, an estimated 40,000 people (Toomey, 2013). This set the stage for future confrontations that would be drawn on religious lines. The population of the native Irish was largely Catholic and the English and Scottish plantation settlers were largely Protestant.
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