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Michael Collins. Taken shortly following his release from Frongach prison camp, along with other rebels of the 1916 Easter Rising

Irish soldier and politician Michael Collins - on release from prison for his part in the Easter Rising of In 1921 he negotiated the peace treaty with Britain. Collins was killed by anti-treaty republicans in an ambush near Bandon in County Cork.

Michael Collins - A myth about the Irish independence leader's death The first article of this series opened a re-examination of several popular misconceptions about Irish independence hero Michael Collins. Here S.M. Sigerson looks at just one of the most notorious myths – that Collins died because he was inexperienced in live combat. http://www.historyisnowmagazine.com/blog/2014/10/5/michael-collins-a-myth-about-the-irish-independence-leaders-death#.VDvHpoZx0xA=

Michael Collins - A myth about the Irish independence leader's death

Michael Collins - A myth about the Irish independence leader's death The first article of this series opened a re-examination of several popular misconceptions about Irish independence hero Michael Collins. Here S.M. Sigerson looks at just one of the most notorious myths – that Collins died because he was inexperienced in live combat. http://www.historyisnowmagazine.com/blog/2014/10/5/michael-collins-a-myth-about-the-irish-independence-leaders-death#.VDvHpoZx0xA=

Michael Collins funeral

August 1922 - The funeral of Michael Collins takes place at the PRO cathedral.

On April 10, 1923 - Liam Lynch, chief of staff of the Irish Republican Army, mortally wounded.

On April 1923 - Liam Lynch, chief of staff of the Irish Republican Army, mortally wounded.

Treaty Negotiators Duiffy, Collins, Griffith, Barton

Negotiators Gavan Duffy, Collins, Griffith & Barton right after signing the Treaty, December,

Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Seán Heuston - The Wild Geese

Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Seán Heuston 21 February 1891 – 8 May 1916

Sir Roger David Casement (1864-1916), the British traitor and Irish nationalist hero, was hanged by the British in mid-1916 for his part in working with Germany and Irish nationalists in planning the Dublin Easter Rising of 1916.

Sir Roger David Casement Irish nationalist hero, was hanged by the British in for his part in working with Germany and Irish nationalists in planning the Dublin Easter Rising of

Michael Collins the laughing boy

Michael Collins: Love, hate, and the Big Fellow’s public image

2. The Rising of 1916 played a major roll in sparking the call for independence from England as many of the leaders were unceremoniously executed without hesitation.

The Rising of 1916 played a major roll in sparking the call for independence from England as many of the leaders were unceremoniously executed without hesitation.

Michael Collins At The All-Ireland Final in Dublin During The Truce 1921

Michael Collins At The All-Ireland Final in Dublin During The Truce 1921

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