Easter Rising | Events, Leaders, Executions, & Facts
Summary of the Easter Rising, the Irish republican insurrection against British government in Ireland, which began on April 24, 1916, in Dublin.
1916 - Connolly, blood sacrifice and defeating British imperialism
The Easter rising began at mid-day today 90 years ago. Traditionally the anniversary is marked as being on the Easter Monday rather than the actual date, perhaps in part because of the common theme of blood sacrifice. Histories of the rising tend to focus on the idea of blood sacrifice at both a motivation for the rising and the reason for the creation of the Free State. This article argues that although this may have been an important motivation on the day it was not the reason for the…