16 Dead Men: The Easter Rising Executions
By: Anne Marie Ryan (author)Paperback
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Sixteen men were executed in the aftermath of the Easter Rising in Ireland, 1916: fifteen were shot and one was hanged. Their deaths changed the course of Irish history. But who were these leaders who set in motion events that would lead to the creation of an independent Ireland? Teachers, poets, trade unionists, a shopkeeper and a farmer, the executed leaders of the Easter Rising were a diverse group. This book contains fascinating accounts of the life stories of these men and recounts the events that brought each of them to rebellion in April 1916. All these stories are compiled for the first time in one volume, making it an ideal overview for the history enthusiast and a good introduction for the general reader.
Anne-Marie Ryan has worked as an archivist and researcher at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and the Pearse Museum. Originally from Waterford, she studied English and History in TCD and completed a Masters in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester. She is currently working as a secondary school teacher of History and English.
Contents Abbreviations 9 Acknowledgements 10 Introduction 11 Patrick Pearse 23 Thomas Clarke 41 Thomas MacDonagh 57 Edward Daly 72 William Pearse 82 Michael O'Hanrahan 96 Joseph Plunkett 106 John MacBride 120 Sean Heuston 131 Michael Mallin 143 Eamonn Ceannt 155 Con Colbert 170 Thomas Kent 181 Sean Mac Diarmada 188 James Connolly 202 Roger Casement 219 Endnotes 231 Bibliography 245 Index 250
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