HEANEY HISTORICAL CONTEXT

How long have the Irish been arguing for home rule?
Since the Anglo-Normans (12th Century) invaded
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What did Henry 8th and Elizabeth 1st do?
Plantations: they confiscated Irish land and handed it over to the English, Welsh and Scottish (mainly protestants in a Catholic Ireland)
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What year was the riot against this and how many died?
1798 and 30,000 Irish were killed by the British at Vinegar Hill
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When was the 'Act of Union'?
1800 - The Irish parliament merged with Westminster
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What happened in 1919 (during WW1)?
'The War of Independence' - country was left divided which causes bitterness which led to Civil War (this time between those of difference in Irish descent)
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What were 'The Troubles'?
The Irish in the North rejecting British rule in Northern Ireland and was a violent 30 year war
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How did 'The Troubles' start?
A civil rights march in Londonderry on 5th October 1968
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How did 'The Troubles' end?
With the 'Good Friday Agreement' on the 10th April 1998
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What 3 things did the conflict create?
1) the death of the 10 hunger strikers 2) Bloody Sunday 3) The burning of Bombay Street
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What are the years Heaney was alive?
1938 - 2013
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Where did Heaney work before moving back to Belfast's Queen's University in 1971?
University of California, Berkeley
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When did Heaney move out of the North to the South?
Heaney moved from Belfast to Wicklow in 1972
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What did Henry 8th and Elizabeth 1st do?

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Plantations: they confiscated Irish land and handed it over to the English, Welsh and Scottish (mainly protestants in a Catholic Ireland)

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What year was the riot against this and how many died?

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When was the 'Act of Union'?

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What happened in 1919 (during WW1)?

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