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By T. D. Kendrick

ISBN-10: 048643396X

ISBN-13: 9780486433967

Spell binding, well-documented, and brilliant account via a number one authority at the topic chronicles the actions of these daring sea raiders of the North who terrorized Europe from the eighth to the eleventh centuries. Abundantly illustrated, the quantity could be precious to students and scholars of Nordic heritage. 12 plates and forty black-and-white illustrations.

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Their way blocked by a body of some hundreds of Orangemen armed with clubs and stones. Fighting broke out. Shop windows and street lamps were shattered. On the following day Home Rulers who had marched from Glasgow to the assistance of their comrades were driven off by the police and military. The Orangemen, two or three hundred strong, were allowed to patrol the streets. 5 The Irish fight both in the street and in the home. The rows of the Irish are chiefly among themselves, between the Catholics and the Protestants.

The troubles faced by British farming and industries led to a big rise in the numbers of unemployed. The Government now saw emigration as a way of tackling this problem whilst at the same time supporting colonial growth. Politicians like Lord Milner and L S Amery were keen to see the British Empire become more powerful. The end of the First World War also brought another problem in the shape of very large numbers of men leaving the armed services. The Government set up the Overseas Settlement Committee.

What’s wrong with life in Ireland? FR O M IR EL AN D 2. Why come to Scotland? TO 3. Where to live and work? 4. Are we accepted? Are we united? SC O TL A N D 5. Our value to Scotland. How we fitted in. 34 10 In this chapter you will find out that: ◆ people who found it difficult to find enough work were keen to leave Scotland ◆ people whose wages were very poor were ready to leave Scotland. 1 ‘The Emigrants Last Sight of Home’ by Richard Redgrave This painting shows a family leaving their home. Notice how many children there are.

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