The History Press | The 1916 Easter Rising
Learn more about The Easter Rising, an armed insurrection against the occupying British government in Ireland during Easter Week, April 1916.
Sir Roger David Casement (1864-1916), Irish nationalist hero, was hanged by the British in mid-1916 for his part in working with Germany and Irish nationalists in planning the Dublin Easter Rising of 1916.
Connolly’s ankle was shattered by a bullet during the Rising, and gangrene had set in. Nonetheless, the British insisted on executing him. Father Aloysius was with Connolly at the end: “They carried him...to the jail yard and put him in a chair. [He was strapped into the chair].... I said to him, “Will you pray for the men who are about to shoot you?” and he said, “I will say a prayer for all brave men who do their duty.” He (said his prayer] and then they shot him.”
Funeral of Michael Collins
National Army soldiers drive a car laden with wreaths through the streets of Dublin towards Glasnevin Cemetery for the burial of Michael Collins. cattlewagons Tells us that the vehicle is a Crossley, military tender with the twin rear tyres. Collins was riding in a very rare Leyland 8 car when he was assassinated. Photographer: Probably W.D. Hogan Date: Monday, 28 August 1922 NLI Ref.: HOGW 29
This Week in the History of the Irish: September 1 - September 7
Hulton Deutsch Roger Casement being led out of Pentonville Prison, where he would later be hanged. DOMHNAIGH -- On September 1, 1864, Irish patriot Roger…
Casement's final voyage
ON All Saints Eve 1914, Sir Roger Casement arrived in Berlin. He had travelled from America, via Kristiania (now Oslo) and has been variously described as an ambassador, emissary and representative of the Revolutionary Directory of Clan na Gael in New York.
“The British Empire, and British colonialism is everywhere a usurpation of the rights of humanity…” Roger Casement [1000x1500] Source: http://i.imgur.com/3PwB7bh.jpg
On This Day: Last of the Easter Rising rebels was executed in Britain
Roger Casement was executed in London on August 3, 1916. The only one to be executed outside of Ireland, this Irish Easter Rising rebel had received a knighthood from the Queen of England just five years earlier.