Justice to Ireland


This cartoon, appearing April 18, 1846, was drawn by John Leech. It depicts the Irish peasantry as children and Sir Robert Peel as the old woman who lived in a shoe, with so many children, she didn’t know what to do. Under the title is written,

“She gave them some Broth without any Bread,
Then whipp’d them all Round, and sent them to Bed.”

She is thrashing them with the recently enacted Coercion Bill.