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Question by  Dovington (63)

Can you tell me why England couldn't conquer Ireland?


Answer by  Anonymous

The English government did conquer and control Ireland but did not administer Ireland equitably because they regarded the Irish as inferior. I believe the Famine was the turning point for the native Irish in rejecting Britain as a concept. From then on, it was just a matter of time.


Answer by  Bob3782 (161)

England did conquer Ireland. Cromwell absolutely destroyed the entire country. The british were relentless to both the irish and the scottish. It is only recently- 1922 - that Ireland became its own country separate from England.


Answer by  JoeSmo (58)

In fact, Ireland was occupied by became England for some 800 years from 1100 until 1921. After a two year gureilla war, England partitioned the country.


Answer by  TZ16 (367)

England once controlled Ireland, but it couldn't conquer its culture or people. The English and Irish considered themselves as separate peoples. The Catholic Church helped kept the Irish culture independent.


Answer by  sonicfoundation (2597)

England actually did conquer Ireland fully in the early 16th century and retained power there for a considerable amount of time. Ireland did not become an independent republic with self-rule again until the early 20th century.

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