Cromwell Sails for Ireland 1649

#OnThisDay 1649 Oliver Cromwell sails for Dublin with a fleet of 35 ships. By the end of the war, up to 41% of the Irish population are dead. Just over a decade later, the percentage of land possessed by Catholics born in Ireland dropped from sixty to twenty.

It must be said, however, that this numbers are contested.

Oliver_Cromwell_by_Samuel_Cooper

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