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1916 Portraits and Lives
1916 Portraits and Lives

1916 Portraits and Lives

Edited by James Quinn, Edited by Lawrence William White, Illustrated by David Rooney

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

368 Pages, 0.75 x 0.94

Formats: Cloth, PDF

Cloth, $60.00 (US $60.00)

Publication Date: October 2015

ISBN 9781908996381

Rights: US & CA

Royal Irish Academy (Oct 2015)

Price: $60.00
 
 

Overview

This book is a selection of 40 articles from the Royal Irish Academy’s Dictionary of Irish Biography, dealing with 42 men and women whose careers, in one way or another, were deeply involved with the Easter rising of 1916.The biographies selected compose an inclusively broad picture of the rising, representing the spectrum of personalities and perspectives that were involved in the event. They include not only the insurgents (and some others) killed during the rising but also some of the women who were involved as soldiers or in supporting capacities; three nationalist leaders who opposed the rising; some of the senior figures in the British administration in Ireland in 1916; members of the British army that suppressed the rising; and two historians who made considerable contributions to the scholarly debate on 1916. This selection aims to give a balanced view of the rising.In addition to the biographies, there is an extended introduction by Patrick Maume, Queen’s University Belfast, and each biography is illustrated with an original drawing by artist David Rooney.

Author Biography

James Quinn is the managing editor of the Dictionary of Irish Biography. The Dictionary of Irish Biography currently contains almost 9,900 ‘lives’ of prominent men and women born in Ireland, and the noteworthy Irish careers of those born outside Ireland. The scope of the dictionary extends from the earliest times to the twenty-first century. It is an indispensable work of reference for scholars, journalists, broadcasters, diplomats, and the general reader interested in Ireland’s past or in biography. The online edition is updated twice yearly.Lawrence William White is a researcher and copy editor with the Dictionary of Irish Biography project. The Dictionary of Irish Biography currently contains almost 9,900 ‘lives’ of prominent men and women born in Ireland, and the noteworthy Irish careers of those born outside Ireland. The scope of the dictionary extends from the earliest times to the twenty-first century. It is an indispensable work of reference for scholars, journalists, broadcasters, diplomats, and the general reader interested in Ireland’s past or in biography. The online edition is updated twice yearly.Illustrator David Rooney is a graduate of National College of Art and Design. He is a regular contributor to The Irish Times and Hotpress. His artwork also features in publications by The Folio Society, London, and in cultural centres such as the Titanic Experience, Belfast; King John’s Castle, Limerick; and the Stonehenge visitor centre.