The Hunger: Story of Irish Famine

1845 to 1847

Episode 101 | 51m 10s | Video has closed captioning.

Examine the social, political and economic conditions that allowed the Irish famine to occur, setting a crisis into motion in Europe. The British government has initial success in staving off the worst impact of the famine, but a leadership change in 1846 leaves many dealing with the fall out. The death rate rises exponentially as resources run out for the Irish poor.

Aired: 02/24/22

Expires: 11/30/23

Rating: TV-PG

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