Sunday, April 16, 2006

Easter 1916 turns 90

And a very provocative article, with equally provocative blog responses appeared in the weekend Observer. They are all worth a read- but probably don't add much to the collective memory of Easter 1916.

The history of 1916 is quite well settled. The uprising was an act of misadventure lead by poets and lunatics who had very little popular support. The bungling patriots were raised to the status of martyrs and national heroes by the British who heavy-handedly murdered many who had surrendered.

Nontheless, an interesting article about how two massive errors of judgement have played such a huge role in shaping modern Irish history.


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