Welcome to History in 5ish minutes, a new episode format in which we discuss a historical event or person in roughly 5 mintues. Today we’ll be discussing the 5 ways the 1920s IRA and the Provisional IRA disrupted the British Prison System.


Theme Sound: Symphony no. 5 in Cm, Op. 67 – III. Allegro

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The Republic: the Fight for Irish Independence by Charles Townshend, 2014, Penguin Group

Fatal Path: British Government and Irish Revolution 1910-1922 by Ronan Fanning, 2013, Faber & Faber

Richard Mulcahy: From the Politics of War to the Politics of Peace, 1913-1924 by Padraig O Caoimh, 2018, Irish Academic Press

A Nation and Not a Rabble: the Irish Revolution 1913-1923 by Diarmaid Ferriter, 2015, Profile Books

Michael Collins and the Anglo-Irish War: Britain’s Counterinsurgency Failure by J. B. E. Hittle, 2011, Potomac Books

Pawns in the Game: Irish Hunger Strikes 1912-1981 by Barry Flynn, 2012, Collins Press

Last Weapons: Hunger Strikes and Fasts in the British Empire, 1890-1948 by Kevin Grant, 2019, University of California Press

Armed Struggle: The History of the IRA by Richard English, 2005, Oxford University Press

Green Against Green by Mihcael Hopkinson, 2004, Gill Books

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Mayhem in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe, 2019, Doubleday

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