Irish nationalist and politician. Born Woodfield, County Cork. He moved to London with his sister, spending over nine years there. An activist in the Sinn Féin movement, he was imprisoned in 1916 for his part in the Easter rebellion. He was partly responsible for negotiating the treaty that created the Irish Free State in 1922. When his colleague Éamon de Valera insisted on a fully-independent republic, civil war broke out between the two factions. Collins became head of the provisional Free…
LOT:37 | A LARGE FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH OF MICHAEL COLLINS A reprint after the original photograph taken in Portobello Barracks c.1922 Framed, glazed and mounted, 75 x 49cm
James Adam & Sons Ltd | LOT:37 | A LARGE FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH OF MICHAEL COLLINS A reprint after the original photograph taken in Portobello Barracks c.1922 Framed, glazed and mounted, 75 x 49cm
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President of the Republic of Ireland, de Valera said: "It's my considered opinion that in the fullness of time, history will record the greatness of Collins and it will be recorded at my expense”.