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Understanding Easter 1916: A Quick Guide to the Easter Rising!

Understanding Easter 1916

One of the most significant periods in Irish History was the 1916 Easter Rising.  But in terms of studying Irish history, the 1916 Rising is also one of the most challenging! There was loads happening at the same time – nationalism, dual monarchism, Home Rule, different characters with different agendas, political scandal, political intrigue, military force versus guerrilla warfare, executions, betrayals: Ireland was extremely volatile and a highly dangerous place! One of the greatest challenges facing students who are studying this period is that there is just so much to remember, so much to learn! When you are revising large topics like the 1916 Rising, it is a good idea to focus on the main points first, keep it simple, and then get into the specifics!

Use the following study guide to help keep you on track when you are revising Easter 1916… it deals with the main ideas, causes, and consequences of the 1916 Rising and it helps you to look at the Rising from a couple of different perspectives.    

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15 October 2014/Author: Enda Feeney/Number of views (688)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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