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    Easter Rising 1916: The Trials

    Easter Rising 1916: The Trials

    Most books on the 1916 Rising end with the surrender. But what happened after, when more than 1,000 prisoners were marched up to Richmond Barracks and sifted for trial, deportation or release? In the three weeks after the Rising, 159 men and one woman were tried by courts martial. Many of these prisoners had planned the rebellion, others took a full part. The trials and executions took place while the outcome of the First World War hung in the balance. The government judged that publication of the trial records would damage army recruitment and the war effort, so the trial ...

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