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A nation of paupers? - Ireland before 1845: the coming of the blight, 1845-6; the great hunger, 1846-7; from "recovery" to rebellion, 1847-8; relapse, 1848-51; the exodus - emigration from 1846 to 1855; epilogue - the legacy of the famine.
The searing story of the Irish Famine, told through contemporary illustrations and documents
Peter Gray taught Irish and British history at the University of Southampton 1996-2005, before returning to Belfast to take up the positions of Professor of Modern Irish History and Director of Research in Irish and British History at Queens University Belfast. In 2004 Professor Gray was the Burns Library Visiting Professor in Irish Studies at Boston College, MA, and was Eaton visiting fellow at the University of New Brunswick in 2015. He was chair of the Royal Irish Academy's National Committee for the Historical Sciences 2007-10, and is a member of the editorial board of Irish Historical Studies. He was Head of the School of History and Anthropology 2010-15 and is currently Acting Director of the Institute of Irish Studies at QUB.