except through a purgatory of misery and starvation, I cannot see how Ireland is to emerge into anything approaching either quiet or prosperity.
Charles Wood, Chancellor of the Exchequer in Lord John Russell’s Whig government, approving the harsher measures contained in the Poor Law Extension Act of June 1847
This is the title and contents page for my book dealing with the Great Irish Famine.
Part One: Context
Part Two: The Famine Years:
Chapter ten: Autumn/Winter 1846-7
Chapter eleven: Autumn/Winter 1847-8
Chapter twelve: Summer 1848 and After
Part Three: Conclusions
Chapter thirteen: Summing Up