April 24th 1916: The Easter Rising

The Easter Rising of 1916 had little chance of success (which its leaders knew) and initially had limited support from the Irish population, but a series of major mis-steps by British authorities lit a fuse that ultimately forced Britain to withdraw from 26 counties just six years later. Timeline: At noon, Pádraig Pearse reads the […]

via 1916 – The pivotal Irish insurrection against British rule in Ireland commences. — Stair na hÉireann – History of Ireland


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