Irish History Podcast


The Road to War (The Irish Civil War #1)

Hi folks,

This is the first episode in my exclusive supporters' series on the Irish Civil War. Although the war ended 100 years ago, its legacy haunted Irish society into the 21st century. This series tries to explain why a relatively short conflict with a comparatively small number of fatalities could have such an impact.

Each episode in the series is based around a discussion with Dr Brian Hanley, a leading authority on the revolutionary era and Irish republicanism.

This podcast explores the background to the war which began in June 1922. Brian explains what exactly the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 was and why it caused such a bitter and ultimately violent division in the Irish Republican Movement. We also tease apart how wider Irish society reacted to drift to war.

Thanks for your support, I hope you enjoy this episode.



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