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Anglo-Irish war

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The campaign against government forces mounted by the Irish Volunteers, now increasingly known as the Irish Republican Army (IRA). Conventionally dated from 21 January 1919, when nine...

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Annie Besant

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(1847–1933)

British social reformer and theosophist. She became a Fabian, a trade-union organizer (including the match girls' strike of 1888), and a propagandist for birth control....

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Derry

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(Ir. Doire, ‘place of the oaks’), Northern Ireland, commanding the west bank of the Foyle estuary. The site of a monastery founded by Colum Cille, which was destroyed by the ...

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internment

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Confinement of people in a camp or prison-like custodial institution, usually aliens in times of war and prisoners of war. Conditions in internment camps can be unhealthy. International...

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Northern Ireland conflict

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(1969– ).

Northern Ireland was born in violent conflict, but with the exception of savage riots in 1935 (see religious conflict) the conflagrations which had recurred regularly,...

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