An exploration of the origins of England's troubled relationship with Ireland in the era of Elizabeth 1.
This is one of 45 videos telling the story of Britain from 1066 to the present day. Visit the full interactive timeline at http://timelines.tv/index.php?t=2&e=2
From a BAFTA winning series written and presented by Andrew Chater. Originally commissioned and transmitted by the BBC and streamed with the BBC's consent. Copyright Andrew Chater / Lodestar Productions.
The Conquerors - Episode 9: Cromwell - Conqueror of Ireland (History Documentary)The world's greatest battles and the fearless men who won them. From King David and El Cid to Napoleon and Marshal Zukhov's capture of Berlin, THE CONQUERORS brings the terrifying rumble of tanks and the deadly arrows of conquest vividly to life. EPISODE 9: CROMWELL - CONQUEROR OF IRELANDMany said he was a cruel traitor, usurper, and hypocrite. Others found him broad-minded, tolerant, passionately religious, and ferociously moral. Cromwell's influence as a military commander and politician during the English Civil War dramatically altered the landscape of the British Isles. The massacre of nearly 3,500 people in Drogheda--including civilians, prisoners, and Catholic priests--has fuelled Irish-English strife for over three centuries.