Reginald Dyer

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Sir Michael O’Dwyer: believed the most successful periods of British and Irish history were when ‘the Anglo-Norman and the Gael’ were united

In August last year commentary began to appear across Irish media concerning the controversial removal of listed statues from the front of Dublin’s Sh(...)

An Indian girl looks at a painting depicting the  Jallianwala Bagh massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre, in the run-up to the 100th anniversary pf the atrocity on April 13th, 1919. Photograph: Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images

After a long and tempestuous life in the service of British imperialism, Sir Michael O’Dwyer had got used to a quiet life. He endured years of recrim(...)

Sir Michael O’Dwyer: key figure in the Amritsar massacre of 100 years ago was not the usual picture of a colonial overlord

By way of explaining an event for which he became infamous, an article in the latest London Review of Books refers to a man as having been brought up (...)

January 18th: The Paris Peace Conference opens. The tone is set early. French president Raymond Poincare declares: “You are assembled to repair the ev(...)