Why do the British know so little about Irish history?

In the first of a new series, we ask historians one of the burning questions of the day. 

Anglo-Irish relations: Henry authorises Dermot to levy forces, from J.W.E. Doyle's A Chronicle of England, BC55 to AD 1485 (1863). (Bridgeman Images)

It was not always the case

John Bew, Professor in History at King’s College London, and Paul Bew, Professor of Irish Politics at Queen’s University, Belfast.

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