1800-1859 | Famine | Media propaganda

The Times warns famine struck Ireland to expect less relief

30 August 1848 Lord Clarendon, the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, writing about the political debate over how Britain should respond to the Irish famine of the 1840s, observed that ‘an extraordinary and universal importance attaches to the views of The Times.’1  The political elite would therefore have taken due note when, on 30 August 1848,  the…