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Documentary series covering the 1916 Easter Rising, which changed the course of Irish history.
The 1916 Easter Rising changed the course of Irish history. Seven men put their names to the Proclamation of the Irish Republic, and in signing it each man knew they were committing themselves to a bloody rebellion and in all likelihood signing their death warrants.
Thomas Clarke was born in 1857 in Hurst Castle, of Irish parents. His father was in the British Army. They were transferred to South Africa, where they lived for ten years before returning to Ireland in 1867. It was here that Clarke was first exposed to Irish history and English domination. As a result of his new found knowledge, he joined the Irish Republican Brotherhood in 1880 to help rid Ireland of the British.
Clarke was proactive with the group that occupied the General Post Office in Dublin during the rising in April 1916. This programme follows Clarke's passion to free his country.
The 1916 Easter Rising changed the course of Irish history. Seven men put their names to the Proclamation of the Irish Republic, and in signing it, each man knew they were committing themselves to a bloody rebellion and in all likelihood signing their death warrants.
James Connolly had a leading role in the uprising. He was born in 1868 in the Cowgate area of Edinburgh to Irish immigrant parents. He left school for work at the age of 11 and joined the army age 14, giving false details to enlist.
When the Easter Rising occurred in 1916, Connolly was commandant of the Dublin Brigade, and as they had the most substantial role in the rising, he was by default commander-in-chief. Connolly was so badly injured from the fighting that he was unable to stand before the firing squad. He was tied to a chair and then shot.
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