If you live in Ireland, you probably didn't miss the Easter Rising in history class - and, as always, the name of our podcast isn't intended to be a promise to talk only about things no history class covers. But with the 100th anniversary of the event on the horizon, we've been getting listener requests to talk about it for about a year.
The reasons behind the Easter Rising were complex, and there was immediate disagreement about it, which has continued until the present. So, today's episode takes an overall look at the long history of Irish resistance against English rule, and a broad look at the uprising as it played out, and how it is interpreted today.
Episode link: The 1916 Easter Rising
- Luddy, Maria. "Ireland Rising." History Today. Volume 62, Issue 9. September 2012. http://www.historytoday.com/maria-luddy/ireland-rising
- Duncan Mark. "How the Rising Was Planned." Century Ireland. http://www.rte.ie/centuryireland/index.php/articles/how-the-rising-was-planned
- Willis, Clair. "Dublin 1916: The Siege of the GPO." Harvard University Press. 2009.
- McGarry, Fearghal. "The Rising: Ireland: Easter 1916." Oxford University Press. 2010.
- BBC. "Easter Rising: From Home Rule to Independence." http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/easterrising/index.shtml
- Department of the Taoiseach. "The Executed Leaders of the 1916 Rising." http://www.taoiseach.gov.ie/eng/Historical_Information/1916_Commemorations/The_Executed_Leaders_of_the_1916_Rising.html
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