- Dear Mark:--
Thanks for your post, though in defense of Mr. Bump, he did apologise for the severity of his earlier post so all is forgiven.
However, I find what you say about the continued persecution of the Protestants in Ireland fascinating. Here in the States, we are always handed the line of "evil Protestant landowners" versus "poor pitiful Catholic serfs" -- a line that I am always rather skeptical of, as I am familiar with the reasons for English subjugation of Ireland and the manner in which much of it stems from the Ulster Protestant Massacres of the 1640's. However, I had no idea that it was continuing in full force today. How difficult is it exactly for Protestants in Ireland and how often do these persecutions take place?
- Mark Stephenson wrote:
>If you mean Wales, I did include that. England, Scotland, Northern
> ...the British Isles has 4 nations represented, Northern Ireland
> included please.
Ireland, and Wales.
But they are called the Three Kingdoms, since Wales had been absorbed by
conquest rather than joined the UK by treaty, right?
One could make a case for Cornwall too, I suppose. They were Celts like