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An unholy Irish alliance between Church and State

After the death of Oliver Cromwell in 1658, the persecution of Catholics and their clergy in Ireland continued unabated. On July 1, 1681, to the amusement of throngs of baying savages, the decapitated and disembowelled corpse of the Catholic Primate of Ireland, Oliver Plunkett, was dragged through the streets of London strapped to a jail door which was dyed scarlet by his congealing blood.

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