Cromwell: God's Executioner: Part 1
From 1649-50, Oliver Cromwell, the Protestant Lord Protector of England, waged a brutal campaign of total war against the Catholic and Royalist citizenry of Ireland, remaining a polarizing cultural figure in both countries centuries later. In part one, Cromwell's initial attacks against the Catholic and Royalist forces are successful, resulting in atrocities at Drogheda and Wexford and the death of opposition leader Owen Roe O'Neill.
The Irish Fight Back
In 1641, as English rule intensified its persecution of Irish Catholics, members of the O'Neill clan took up arms and fought back.