Sir,—In your last issue (HI 23.5, Sept./Oct. 2015, Sidelines) Tony Canavan states that ‘Henry VIII was a fat, adulterous heretic’. Is this an example of Mock Tudor?—Yours etc., NOEL YOUNG

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Sir,—Mary Kenny is right that there were women strongly opposed to serving on juries. Throughout the life of the 1937 Juries Act only two women applied to serve (they were […]

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Sir,—Dennis Kennedy’s critique of the Easter Rising and its commemoration (HI 23.5, Sept./Oct. 2015, Platform) is as notable for what it omits as for what it contains. He blames the […]

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This year is proving to be an important one for Irish History Online (www.irishhistoryonline.ie) and its associated network, the European Historical Bibliographies project (www.histbib.eu). A milestone has been reached with […]

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THE IRISH STATE HAS CHOSEN TO COMMENCE ITS PROGRAMME TO COMMEMORATE THE 1916 RISING ON THE ONLY OCCASION THAT MAKES HISTORICAL SENSE. By Gabriel Doherty  While the state ceremony that […]

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