Molly O’Reilly’s daughter Constance with a doll of her mother wearing the Irish Citizen Army uniform.

March 24th, 1916 The munitions industry was a lucrative one in 1916 as the British ramped up production in advance of the Battle of the Somme. Mi(...)

Leaflets of an anti-British character found: Countess Constance Markievicz in Irish Citizen Army uniform

January 28th, 1916 The House of Commons was told that a raid had been conducted on the home of Countess Markievicz on January 22nd under a warrant iss(...)

Col Eugene Ryan, Haig’s personal physician, who’s memoir, Haig’s Medical Officer, gives a fascinating account of the war and an intimate portrayal of Haig

Few historical figures were so revered in life yet vilified after their death than Douglas Haig, the commander-in-chief of the British Army during the(...)

Jeremy Paxman: ‘Those who read the war through the prism of the 1960s do their history a disservice.’ Photograph: Phil Fisk

Every war is filled with myths, some big, some small. Growing up, BBC broadcaster Jeremy Paxman regularly heard of his “Uncle Charlie”, his deeds and (...)

Lords and cronies
  • UK
  • August 6, 2013, 05:00

Britain’s non-elected second chamber, the House of Lords - the world’s second largest after China’s National People’s Congress - has got even bigger. (...)

In his splendid new book on Britain’s Irish policy in these formative years, Ronan Fanning stresses that his topic is not Anglo-Irish relations in the(...)