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=