The Irish Potato Famine: An Unnatural Disaster, Pt. 1

From Illustrated London News, 1847 Public domain/via Samuel Austin/Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

The history lesson kids often get on the Irish Potato Famine could be summed up as "a blight destroyed the potato crops, and a lot of people starved or moved away." Most kids ask, "Why didn't they eat something else?" Good question.

Topics in this Podcast: Irish history, civil rights, British history, Irish potato famine, Great Hunger, European history, 19th century