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Review: Killing Heydrich

Killing Heydrich Trailer Back in 2016 I caught Sean Ellis’ Anthropoid, a depiction of the titular World War II operation to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich, carried out by members of the Czechoslovakian resistance and army-in-exile. With Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Young Irelanders And Great Famines

As discussed last time, Daniel O’Connell’s Repeal Association was an entity divided into factions dominated by moderate and radical thinkers. O’Connell’s decision to cancel his Clontarf monster meeting exacerbated an already evident divide, that had been growing for several years. … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Monster Meetings

Having succeeded in his quest for Catholic emancipation, and having played a crucial role in the struggle over tithes, Daniel O’Connell stood as the pre-eminent Irish Catholic politician of his day. While his support base had been greatly eroded in … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Tithe War

The stage was set for yet another clash between the authorities and the Irish peasantry. The issue of tithes was now centre stage in the Irish political and cultural arena: government overreach and tenant retaliation would do the rest. Efforts … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Emancipation And Tithes

It was in the 1830’s that the agrarian unrest in Ireland, characterised by the emergence of the Ribbonmen movement, really exploded into something much more dangerous than the occasional harassment of an unjust landlord. It was a time in Ireland … Continue reading

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