How did the English experience at colonizing Ireland affect English colonization in America?
The English re-conquest of Ireland began under King Henry VIII, a Tudor and the first Protestant king, in the 1530s. Henry took over the government of Ireland by only allowing Irish lords into the Parliament who had recognized him as their leader. Further monarchs, including Elizabeth, spread their rule over Ireland through often brutal means, including creating a famine in the county of Munster when the native people resisted the imposition of English rule.
The English tried to convert the Irish from Catholicism to Protestantism, often through violent methods, but they were unsuccessful. Instead, the British set up plantations in Ulster and...
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