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Author: Brendan McGowan
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Title: Taking the Boat: The Irish in Leeds, 1931-81: An Oral History
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Publisher: Brendan McGowan (November 2009)
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Taking the Boat: The Irish in Leeds, 1931-81: An Oral History by Brendan McGowan

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Irish people · Overseas Irish. Irish migration to Great Britain has occurred from the earliest recorded history to the present. There has been a continuous movement of people between the islands of Ireland and Great Britain due to their proximity. This tide has ebbed and flowed in response to politics, economics and social conditions of both places. A book on the subject of migration from Ireland to Leeds in the 20th Century was published in 2010: Taking The Boat: The Irish in Leeds, 1931-81. This section does not cite any sources.

This rich history and heritage has helped to shape Ireland (both north and south) into the unique country it is today. Here is a look at some of the major influential moments that helped shape Ireland’s heritage and culture, helpful if one wants an overview of the country before your vacation in Ireland. The unity that had been in place in Irish society under Brian Boru during the Viking invasions, had however disappeared by the time Ireland faced its next challenge that of the Normans from England in the 12th century which had long term influence on Ireland. This challenge came from the highly effective feudal monarchy the Normans, founded in England by William I (William the Conqueror) after his invasion of that country in 1066 from Normandy in France.

In Irish monasteries learning and the arts flourished. One of the greatest arts was making decorated books called illuminated manuscripts. The most famous of these is the Book Of Kells, which was probably made at the beginning of the 9th century. However this golden age ended with the Viking raids. The vikings in ireland. In 1394 the English king Richard II led an army to Ireland to try and re-assert English control. The Irish submitted to him but promptly rebelled once he had left. Richard returned in 1399 but he was forced to leave due to trouble at home.

Oral history has had a significant impact upon historical practice in the second half of the twentieth century. It has democratized the study of the past by recording the experience of people who have been ‘hidden from history’. This collection examines how oral history has challenged the practice of history and explores developments and debates in the field through classic and recent articles. Writing about Studs Terkel’s influential book, Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression,7 Frisch argued against the attitude that oral memory was ‘history as it really was’, and asserted that memory- ‘personal and historical, individual and generational’-should be moved to centre stage ‘as the object, not merely the method, of oral history’

The Great Flood of 1931. The deadliest natural disaster ever recorded occurred through the winter, spring, and summer of 1931 in central China. There are three major rivers draining this area, the Yangtze, the Yellow, and the Huai. 92,000 people were killed, most by starvation, the largest loss of life caused by a volcanic eruption in recorded history. The finer ash remained in the atmosphere for 3 years and covered the entire planet, causing brilliant sunsets, and the famous Year without a Summer, in both North America and Europe. One of them was anchored, and the 3-foot-thick iron anchor chain was snapped like thread when the wave lifted the boat. One of the survivors estimated the length of time between the wave’s overtopping of the island in the bay to its arrival at his boat as 2 seconds. If this is true, the wave was traveling 600 mph.

At The History Place, part of our Great Speeches series. Nearly 42-years-old and a bachelor, Edward then made known his desire to marry an American woman named Wallis Warfield Simpson, whom he had known since 1931. He sought the approval of his family, the Church of England, and the political establishment to marry her, but met with strong opposition. She had been married twice before and her second divorce was still pending. The love affair and possible royal marriage resulted in sensational newspaper headlines around the world and created a storm of controversy, but did not sway Edward.