Guest speaker: Professor Charles Townshend
Date: Monday, 25 April 2016
Venue: MC001, University of Wolverhampton, Millennium City (MC) Building, City Campus South, Wulfruna Street, WV1 1LY
This event is open to all, however you will need to book your place. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Refreshments will be available from 5.15pm.
Ireland's Easter Rising 0f 1916 is one of the handful of modern historical events that instantly created its own mythology and changed the lives of millions for ever. As we approach the 100th anniversary of the rebellion Prof. Townshend in his talk will be offering a new account of what really happened over those fateful few days. What did the rebels actually hope to achieve? What did the British think they were doing? And how were the events really interpreted by ordinary people across Ireland?
Charles Townshend is professor of international history at the University of Keele in England, where he has built a reputation as one of the world's foremost authorities on the history of Ireland and especially the relationship between Ireland and Britain. His books include The British Campaign in Ireland, 1919-1921; Political Violence in Ireland; Ireland: The Twentieth Century; Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction; and Desert Hell: The British Invasion of Mesopotamia.
[Banner image at top of page by kind permission of The Royal Irish Academy. This image is part of the Westropp collection, which shows Dublin in the aftermath of the Easter Rising.]