Fatal Path: British Government and Irish Revolution 1910-1922

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This is a magisterial narrative of the most turbulent decade in Anglo-Irish history: a decade of unleashed passions that came close to destroying the parliamentary system and to causing civil war in the United Kingdom. It was also the decade of the cataclysmic Great War, of an officers' mutiny in an elite cavalry regiment of the British Army and of Irish armed rebellion. It was a time, argues Ronan Fanning, when violence and the threat of violence trumped democratic politics. This is a contentious view. Historians ...

Fatal Path: British Government and Irish Revolution 1910-1922 2013, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571297405

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