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Patrick Pearse

Overview page. Subjects: History — Literature.


Pearse was the son of an English‐born stonemason, a non‐practising lawyer, dramatist, and headmaster of St Enda's School (Dublin), which he ran on Gaelic Revivalist...

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Pearse, Patrick Henry (1879–1916)

Edited by Market House Books.

in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Biographical Studies. 274 words.

Irish poet, patriot, and president-designate of the self-declared Irish Republic, who was executed by the British for his leadership of the Easter Rising....

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Ghosts and Spectres: Theatres of War, 1910–1916


in The Theatre of Nation

November 2002; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 22029 words.

This chapter tracks the impact on the theatre of the radicalisation of Irish politics following the General Election of 1910. The momentary success of the Home Rule Bill (1912) is set...

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Between the Redmondite and Revolutionary Generations

Colin W. Reid.

in Uncertain Futures

June 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 7851 words.

In Vivid Faces (2014) Roy Foster pioneered a generational approach to the study of Irish revolutionary mentalities in the shadow of the Easter Rising of 1916, showcasing the radicalism of...

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Irish Birmingham

James Moran.

March 2010; p ublished online June 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 284 pages.

Birmingham has long been shaped by its Irish residents. The migration caused by Ireland's potato famine gave Birmingham the fourth highest Irish-born population of any English or Welsh town...

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Remembering Sion

Frances Flanagan.

in Remembering the Revolution

June 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Political History. 15107 words.

Chapter 5 describes the life of a widely read but relatively unstudied nationalist historian, Desmond Ryan, and his radically changing views of the revolution. Ryan began as a disciple and...

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