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  • Patrick's Captivity
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    St. Patrick Patrick was not Irish he was a Britain, the only ancient Britain whom we really know. We know Patrick because of an almost unbelievable stroke of good luck; he wrote two little books that have managed to survive the centuries. He was not writing for the benefits of children. One of his books deals with the situation of one in a time of controversy and the other after a brutal crime. Patrick was born around 385 in Scotland, probably Kilpatrick. His parents were Calpurnius and Conch es...
  • Later Neolithic Pottery
    611 words
    The Neolithic phase of human affairs began in Europe about 10,000 or 12,000 years ago. But probably men had reached the Neolithic stage elsewhere some thousands of years earlier. Neolithic men came slowly into Europe from the south or south-east as the reindeer and the open steppes gave way to forest and modern European conditions. The Neolithic stage in culture is characterized by: the presence of polished stone implements, and in particular the stone axe, which was perforated so as to be the m...
  • Catholics And Protestants In N Ireland
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    Friday, July 21, 1972 started as any other day of the week. As the sun rose, people everywhere began to go about their normal daily business, as did the people of Belfast, N. Ireland. Suddenly, there is a great noise and a violent shaking, as the city of Belfast is rocked by the explosion of bombs. 22 separate bombs detonate within the city of Belfast, destroying buildings and ejecting the life from anyone caught in the blast. As the violent noise dies away, the people of Belfast, too startled t...
  • Irish Republican Army On British Forces
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    Liberation of Ireland The 1916 Easter Rising The Easter Rebellion, was an armed uprising of Irish nationalists against the rule of Great Britain in Ireland. The uprising occurred on Easter Monday, April 24, 1916, and centred mainly in Dublin. The chief objectives were the attainment of political freedom and the establishment of an Irish republic. Centuries of discontent, marked by numerous rebellions, preceded the uprising. The new crisis began to develop in September 1914, following the outbrea...
  • Loss Of Identify For Britain
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    Being British used to be so easy. They were one of the most identified peoples on earth, recognized by their manners, their clothes and the fact that they owned one fifth of the planet. It is much more difficult now. Britains pride, the British Empire has slowly diminished since 1945 as a result of two world wars and nationalistic movements in occupied territories such as India. Some even suggested that Great Britain lost its greatness and hence should only be referred to as Britain. Even the po...
  • Irish Free State And Northern Ireland
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    History: Early Days: The first people arrived in Ireland and came from Scandinavia to Scotland and then from Scotland to Ireland. They were a Stone Age people and lived by hunting, farming and fishing. The next groups were the Bronze Age people from southern Europe who skilled metal-workers. The Celts followed around 200 BC coming to Ireland from France and Spain. They brought their own language and iron weapons and tools. The Beginning of Christianity: Saint Patrick was born in Great Britain. I...
  • War Against The British In Northern Ireland
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    Political Unrest in Ireland There has been a continuing conflict in Ireland that has been going on for decades, and affects the world to this day. It is essentially a political and religious struggle between several groups. The British have played a key role in the situation since the early 1900's, and even more distant into the past. Origins of the Conflict The conflict in Ireland has its roots as far back as the 1500's. Ireland has historically been recognized as a Catholic country. However, w...
  • Invasion Of Britain By The Celts
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    By the first millennium BC, Britain had already established close contact with the continent. Communication systems had already developed as raw materials such as metals were brought from place to place. Evidence of this is seen where the technology and style incorporated in different objects show similarities in repeated decorative designs of their development throughout Britain and Continental Europe. The first millennium BC saw changes in the ways in which societies were developing. Ireland w...

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