Skip to comments.Did St. Patrick sell slaves to the Irish?
Posted on 03/17/2012 3:03:31 PM PDT by caldera599
LONDON -- St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland, may well have been a tax collector for the Romans who fled to Ireland where he could have traded slaves to pay his way, according to new research by a University of Cambridge academic published on Saturday.
The generally accepted account of the saint's life, albeit based on scant evidence, says Patrick was abducted from western Britain as a teenager and forced into slavery in Ireland for six years during which time he developed a strong Christian faith.
Afterwards, the account continues, he escaped his captors and went back to Britain before eventually returning to Ireland as a missionary.
But Roy Flechner, from the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at Cambridge, believes there are reasonable grounds to question the popular version which is based partly on Patrick's own words.
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Another dead white slave owner. Doesn’t the left ever tire of their mantra. I’m sorry I wasted time reading this crap. It’s only purpose is to degrade the Irish and Christianity.
I thought St.Patrick drove the slaves out of Ireland.
He may have been a Visigoth transvestite spy who could have put on a lavender toga and danced the maranga in high heels while juggling flaming weasels. Did he ever deny it?
I thought not.
More revisionist BS to undermine our culture & traditions; this is the kind of BS I would have expected from the History Channel nowadays (sandwiched between “documentaries” on the many wives of Jesus and His mother’s black slaves she mistreated).
We’ll be bombarded with the most bizarre nonsense, but not much on St. Patrick or the Irish on TV today.
Legend says St. Pat drove the snakes out of Ireland. I wish someone would drive the snakes out of DC.
Considering Patrick's own youth as a captive and slave of Irish pagans this idea is ludicrous and highly offensive. And broaching it today indicates some people don't value their teeth or their knee caps much.
I wish someone would drive the snakes out of DC.
I wish someone would drive the snakes out of Hillery
Clinton’s hair, I’m tired of looking at them.
It’s same with dead Republican politicians. Liberals rewrite history. The Republicans party has moved so far to the right that Reagan would be an Obama guy. Lincoln would be a D. Goldwater would be a flaming lib. Etc. It’s so predictable.
Show me the receipts
Someone was working hard to find something controversial to say about St. Patrick. This is beneath the level of Ancient Aliens-style speculation.
St Patrick was a Brit who claimed he was dragged over to Ireland by Irish pirates. If this wasn’t true, it might reflect better on the Irish, if anything...
St. Pat was a Roman, not a Brit.
Hmmmm...NO primary or secondary sources? Must be purely attempting to question/revise history to support some agenda...
You could call him a Roman I suppose, in the same sense that a pre-1922 Irishman was a Briton. But he was born and bred in what is now Cumbria, England...
Cambridge prof says “there are reasonable grounds” - means no hard evidence. Just liberals trashing St. Patrick.
I am surprised they are not claiming he was gay.