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Sir Edward Carson - Supporter of British Rule in Ireland

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In the election of 1910, many Irish nationalists were elected to Parliament.  Would that help the people of Ireland who wanted to achieve Home Rule?

Not everyone in Ireland agreed with the concept of Home Rule.  That was especially true in the northern part of the country.

People who preferred British rule, over Home Rule, were called Unionists. 

People who preferred Home Rule over British rule were called (among other things) Republicans. 

Unionists lived mostly in the northern part of Ireland, in the area of the old Ulster Plantation.  Republicans lived mostly in the middle and southern parts of Ireland, but some also lived in the area of the old Ulster Plantation.

Unionists tended to be Protestant.  Republicans tended to be Catholic.

In the fall of 1910, Unionists in the north increasingly worried about Home Rule.  They formed a committee to buy weapons.

Under the leadership of Sir Edward Carson, they would also form an army - and use their weapons against other Irishmen - if Ireland were given the right to rule itself.

This image depicts a photograph of Sir Edward Carson, taken in 1900.

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5189stories and lessons created

Original Release: Oct 07, 2013

Updated Last Revision: Dec 08, 2019


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