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A further wave of emigration to England also took place between the 1930s, and 1960s by Irish escaping poor economic conditions following the establishment of the Irish Free State.
This was furthered by the severe labour shortage in Britain during the mid-20th century, which depended largely on Irish immigrants to work in the areas of construction and domestic labour.
Modwenna and others were significant in the following century.
Some English monarchs, such as Oswiu of Northumbria (c.
It is estimated that as many as six million people living in the UK have at least one Irish grandparent (around 10% of the UK population).
During the Dark Ages, significant Irish settlement of western Britain took place.
Throughout Great Britain, especially Glasgow, London, North West England (Liverpool, Birkenhead, Salford, Bootle, Manchester, Stockport, Bolton, Chester), Swansea, Luton, Coventry, Sunderland, Portsmouth, Wolverhampton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool, Bradford, Gateshead, Edinburgh, Dundee and Birmingham Irish migration to Great Britain has occurred from the earliest recorded history to the present.
There has been a continuous movement of people between the islands of Ireland and Great Britain due to their proximity.
An analysis of historical courtroom records suggests that despite higher rates of arrest, immigrants were not systematically disadvantaged by the British court system in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
However, recently some archeologists have argued against this view, saying that there is no archeological or placename evidence for a migration or a takeover by a small group of elites.