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"Eight centuries of oppressions": as Ireland fought for independence of Great Britain — RT in Russian


70 years ago Ireland left structure of the British Commonwealth and finally found independence. Anglo-Norman troops for the first time intruded on the territory of Ireland in the 12th century, and since then the country appeared under oppression of London. One of the most gloomy pages in the history of Ireland — a campaign of Oliver Cromwell which in 1649 — 1653 cruelly suppressed a revolt against England. Then about a half of indigenous people of Ireland died. In the 19th century this country endured one more accident — Great hunger which also claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. As Ireland throughout eight centuries fought for independence — in the material RT.

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