If the Ulster-Scots were of anglo-saxon heritage which they were then why the anti-English feeling?
I mean in history the scot-irish were anti-english but they themselves were mostly of anglo-saxons whom were also english so why were they against eachother?
I know the scots-Irish were anglo-saxon because it was the anglo-saxons who settled in lowland scotland and from there moved to Nothern Ireland (Ulster) during the plantations and are also protestants same as the English so am just confused why they were anti-English aswell as anti-catholic.
I think the inhabitants of northern ireland who are of scots-irish ancestry are mainly loyal to the British crown. The reason why Ireland was partitioned was that the large majority of the people of Ulster did not want to be part of the new irish republic, they wanted to remain part of Britain. And this is still the case, so I understand.
It is not quite true to say(as a comment above does) that england did not help during the Potato famine. The prime Minister’s attempt to repeal the corn laws, to allow cheap grain to be available to the Irish people, was defeated. But the government did attempt to help, first by importing cheap maize (indian corn) into the country, though this was nutritionally inadequate compared to potatotes, then by setting up soup kitchens. However, they did not do enough. Trevelyan, the man put in charge of overseeing the relief efforts in Ireland, seems to have been inadequate, to say the least of it. Still, it is not true that the government did nothing, even though what they did was not nearly enough.