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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to follow format telling the story of our 1916 heroes that survived The Rising were put on trial by the occupying BA
With over 3,000 men and women rounded up after the rebellion, nearly 2,000 were deported and interned and 160 tried by Field General Courts Martial. 90 death sentences were passed and 15 were carried out, this book is a one stop shop for those records.

Starting with a summary of the rebellion and the subsequent surrender before laying out the trial’s...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Cover picture beggars belief
If Mr Enright is serious about the 1916 rising and the trials thereafter he should consider changing the cover picture from that of a man who played little or no part in the rising who was described as ineffectual and indecisive by those who were with him, a man who used his American connections to save his own life and a man who stagnated Ireland for nearly 50 years...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to follow format telling the story of our 1916 heroes that survived The Rising were put on trial by the occupying BA, 28 Mar. 2014
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waynefitz (Kildare, Ireland) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Easter Rising 1916: The Trials (Paperback)
With over 3,000 men and women rounded up after the rebellion, nearly 2,000 were deported and interned and 160 tried by Field General Courts Martial. 90 death sentences were passed and 15 were carried out, this book is a one stop shop for those records.

Starting with a summary of the rebellion and the subsequent surrender before laying out the trial’s process, the book then assesses the trials of PH Pearse, Thomas Clarke, Joseph Plunkett, James Connolly as well as many others, which were carried out with no representation or media allowed in. It also places in a historical context many of the now famous locations from that period; the GPO, the Four Courts, Jacob’s Factory, the Mendicity Institute, the South Dublin Union, Bolands Mill and St. Stephen’s Green.

Easter Rising 1916: The Trials, brings forward many unpublished trial records, creating new insights into this turbulent yet pivotal period in Irish History. It is a comprehensive compilation that was methodically researched, with an easy to follow format telling the story of how our 1916 heroes that survived The Rising were put on trial by the occupying British Forces - and is a follow up to Enright’s previous work, The Trials of Civilians by Military Courts: Ireland 1921.

About tHe Author:
Seán Enright was called to the bar at Middle Temple (1982) and The Four Courts (1993), he practiced at the bar in London and is now a Circuit Judge. his previous book: The Trial of Civilians by
Military Courts: Ireland 1921, was published in February 2012 by Irish Academic Press, priced €20.00, ISbN: 978-0-716531-33-3.

As reviewed in the April 2014 issue of An Cosantóir (The Defender) The Irish Defence Forces Magazine by Sgt Wayne Fitzgerald - dfmagazine.ie - military.ie
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2.0 out of 5 stars Cover picture beggars belief, 5 Jun. 2014
This review is from: Easter Rising 1916: The Trials (Paperback)
If Mr Enright is serious about the 1916 rising and the trials thereafter he should consider changing the cover picture from that of a man who played little or no part in the rising who was described as ineffectual and indecisive by those who were with him, a man who used his American connections to save his own life and a man who stagnated Ireland for nearly 50 years after the rising to a cover with the faces of the brave men who died for their cause and who signed the declaration.DeValera was a minor figure in the Easter rising in 1916. As for the book itself it is the usual collection of biographies which can be got from the internet woven into a book with added trial details and not at all pioneering as stated . If you want to read a book about this subject then read Brian Bartons "Secret court martial records of the easter rising ISBN 978 0 7509 5063 3.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A vivid display of blind panic leading to bad decisions., 27 Oct. 2014
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So much that was not known about the 16 dead men, such unethical & illegal treatment gives an indication of how worried & frightened the English were in 1916. Had those men been treated differently Irish history would be utterly different, people might even have been prepared to wait for the possibility, however remote, of Home Rule. A vivid display of blind panic leading to bad decisions.
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