The Irish Famine | Europe: A Natural History

The Spanish Armada introduced Ireland to potatoes, but later a fungus from America began the potato disease that caused the worst famine in Europe's history.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 4'11''
  • Broadcast year: 2007
Curriculum Connection
  • History | Changing Britain, 1760-1914 | Changing Britain | Health and housing

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  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Four
  • Programme: Europe: A Natural History
  • Episode: Taming the Wild