Chapter

The war of independence, 1919–21

F. S. L. LYONS

in A New History of Ireland, Volume VI

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780199583744
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191702365 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583744.003.0011

Series: New History of Ireland

The war of independence, 1919–21

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Modern History (1700 to 1945)

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

This chapter focuses on the Irish War of Independence during the period from 1919 to 1921. It discusses the refusal of the newly elected Sinn Féin members of parliament to take their seats at Westminster and their decision to instead assemble in Dublin. The chapter explains the Sinn Féin members' creation of an executive government and their declaration of independence. It also describes the violent confrontation between Irish and British forces, and the pattern of assassination and counter-assassination.

Keywords: War of Independence; Sinn Féin; Westminster; Dublin; executive government; independence; Irish forces; British forces; assassination

Chapter.  10848 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.