Category: Article links

Fake Irish News

I was interested (is that the word?) to see Irish history was the example in the screenshot of Facebook in today’s Guardian article about how you now are warned if you’re about to repost unreliable information: The reference is to…

The Flight of the Earls

This post was originally written on Quora in answer to the question: “Irish History: What was the ‘Flight of the Earls’, and why was it important?” This is my response: It probably matters most because of what it symbolised. The…

History Carnival 131

The call for submissions for this month’s History Carnival brought in an amazing collection of blog entries. How on earth can I, your poor editor this month, possibly sort through, categorize and comment on such a wide and varied range…

Roger Casement: traitor and hero

I just spotted a new article on the BBC’s website about Roger Casement, so I thought I’d link to it. The main ‘thesis’ is as follows: Author Angus Mitchell, who has written several books on Casement, believes he was not…