1901 – Queen Victoria dies; Edward VII accedes to the throne.

Queen Victoria (Queen of Great Britain and Ireland) dies after a reign which lasted almost 64 years, the longest in British history. Victoria visited Ireland in 1900 to a huge response.

Victoria visited Ireland on three other occasions including a visit to a famine devastated country for eleven days in 1849 to what was also reported as positive response. The horror of the famine was presumably well hidden from a then thirty year old Victoria. She wrote to her uncle Leopold, King of the Belgians during her trip “I ….. tell you that everything has gone off beautifully since we arrived in Ireland, and that our entrance into Dublin was really a magnificent thing. By my letter to Louise you will have heard of our arrival in the Cove of Cork. Our visit to Cork was very successful; the Mayor was knighted on deck (on board the Fairy), like in times of old.Cork is about seventeen miles up the River Lee, which is beautifully wooded and reminds us of Devonshire scenery. We had previously stepped on shore at Cove, a small place, to enable them to call it Queen’s Town; the enthusiasm is immense.”

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In light of this post, I think it appropriate to add this petition to shed light on the truth that was clearly covered up.

We can now prove beyond doubt that more food than was required to feed the Irish people during the period (1845-1850), was exported out of Irish ports under armed guard.

This is not a petition of Acrimony, Discord or Hate, this is a petition for Truth!

Please sign with your family, and ask your friends and their families to consider.

In Proud and Loving memory of our Forefathers, and the Truth that our Children Deserve.

http://www.petitions24.com/when_famine_became_genocide_ireland_1845_-_1850

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