ONE of Scotland's most eminent academics has attacked the version of history surrounding the planned memorial to those who died in the Great Irish Famine and warned it must not be "founded on comforting myth and unproven beliefs".
ONE of Scotland's most eminent academics has attacked the version of history surrounding the planned memorial to those who died in the Great Irish Famine and warned it must not be \"founded on comforting myth and unproven beliefs\".
TOM DEVINE: Said campaign should be founded on honesty. STARVING: An engraving showing conditions in an Irish peasant's hut suffered by many rural families at the time of the famine.
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Professor Tom Devine urged those behind the push for a Glasgow monument to the 100,000 who fled to the city to escape starvation in Ireland in the 1840s to base their campaign on "evidence and analysis of what actually happened" regardless of the "uncomfortable truths" it would throw up.
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