‘To Hell or to Connacht’ Act passes in Westminster 1652

#OnThisDay 1652 The ‘To Hell or to Connacht’ Act (officially the Settlement of Ireland Act) passed in the Rump Parliament in London, following Cromwell’s war in Ireland. Catholic land ownership plummeted across the island as it was forfeited to adventurers.

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