Cromwell, Ireland and the Slaughter of Innocents Scandal: a talk by Tom Reilly

13-05-24 - 13-05-24,
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Admission: ££6 Adults, £4.50 Students/Museum Members

Location: Huntington Town Hall

For nearly four hundred years it has been widely accepted that Oliver Cromwell committed civilian atrocities at Drogheda and Wexford in 1649, thus adversely infecting Anglo-Irish relations for that entire period. As well as other events in Irish history, Cromwell in Ireland has often been weaponised in the North of Ireland. Still today emotions about this topic run very deep. Imagine for a moment that Cromwell is completely innocent of these charges of genocide: the overwhelming verdict of history thus far. Imagine also a scenario that this anomaly in the teaching of Irish history was discovered by a non-historian, an amateur who failed second level history.

Amateur historian Tom Reilly has taken on the might of academia with regard to Cromwell. Born in Drogheda, the site of Cromwell's most notorious alleged massacre, he has controversially challenged much of the accepted view of Cromwell's campaign in 3 previous books, with a new one now being released. He has appeared on national TV and radio in both the UK and Ireland in both documentaries and chat shows. He lives in County Louth, Ireland.

The talk takes place at Huntingdon Town Hall at 7.30pm; doors open at 7.15pm. The talk will last about 50 minutes plus questions and a book signing. Refreshments will also be available.

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