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Arthur Griffith arriving at the Mansion House in Dublin on July 11th, 1921 after the truce is declared. Photograph: The National Museum of Ireland

On the evening of July 8th, 1921, General Nevil Macready, the general commanding British forces in Ireland, drew up to the Mansion House in an open-to(...)

King George V’s speech which helped to end the War of Independence originally made no peace overtures, according to newly released documents. Image: iStock.

King George V’s speech which helped to end the War of Independence originally made no peace overtures, according to newly released documents. At the(...)

Kathleen Clarke

The Anglo Irish Truce came into effect on July 11th, 1921. Its signing was a culmination of contacts between British government officials and Irish Re(...)

President Mary McAleese and Queen Elizabeth at the Garden of Remembrance on the first day of the royal state visit in May 2011. Photograph: Maxwell’s Dublin

At Euston Station on the morning of November 26th, 1920, nine gun carriages each bearing a coffin covered in the Union flag were escorted to Westminst(...)

John Slattery and Brian Cox in Churchill

In the days before the Normandy landing, British prime minister Winston Churchill retrieves his hat along a blustery coastline before uttering some of(...)