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What did Charles Trevelyan think of Irish people?

Trevelyan’s most enduring mark on history may be the “quasi” genocidal anti-Irish racial sentiment he expressed during his term in the critical position of administrating relief for the millions of Irish peasants suffering under the potato blight as Assistant Secretary to HM Treasury (1840–1859) under the Whig …

How did Sir Charles Trevelyan believe the government should handle the Famine?

How did Sir Charles Trevelyan believe the government should handle the famine? they going bad (fungus) of potatoes, limited food, government said deal with it on your own.

What was the Irish crisis?

The Irish Potato Famine, also known as the Great Hunger, began in 1845 when a fungus-like organism called Phytophthora infestans (or P. infestans) spread rapidly throughout Ireland. The infestation ruined up to one-half of the potato crop that year, and about three-quarters of the crop over the next seven years.

Where is Sir Charles Trevelyan buried?

Sir Charles Edward Trevelyan Bart, KCB

Birth 2 Apr 1807 Taunton, Taunton Deane Borough, Somerset, England
Death 19 Jun 1886 (aged 79) Belgravia, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Burial Holy Trinity Churchyard Cambo, Northumberland Unitary Authority, Northumberland, England
Memorial ID 144780587 · View Source

Where does the name Trevelyan come from?

Trevelyan is a Welsh and Cornish name derived from a place-name which originally meant “farmstead ‘trev’ or Tref (town in Welsh) of Elyan”.

What does Trevelyan mean?

Why did Ireland only grow potatoes?

Why were potatoes so important to Ireland? The potato plant was hardy, nutritious, calorie-dense, and easy to grow in Irish soil. By the time of the famine, nearly half of Ireland’s population relied almost exclusively on potatoes for their diet, and the other half ate potatoes frequently.

What ended the Irish potato famine?

1845 – 1852
Great Famine/Periods