Category Archives: Ireland

Book reviewed in Saturday’s Irish Times, 29th September 2012

I’m really pleased that the book has been reviewed in this Saturday’s Irish Times by Catriona Crowe.

Book publication: A Kingdom United

I’m very excited to announce that my first book has just been published with Oxford University Press!  Front cover

A Kingdom United draws from a vast array of diaries, journals and newspapers to provide a compelling picture of some of the thoughts, views and conversations of British and Irish people on the outbreak of war. The book challenges preconceptions and assumptions about how ordinary people and elite figures reacted to events and pays special attention to the question of Ireland, demonstrating how the majority of Irish people supported the war and were united in the British cause.

The book was officially launched by Professor John Horne of Trinity College, Dublin at the London Irish Centre, Camden Square, on 23rd March 2012.

Further details of the book, including sample extracts, are available at the Oxford University Press website.

Conference: Wars Before the War, 1911-1914

In Dublin for this UCD conference examining the period between the Second Moroccan Crisis in 1911 and the outbreak of the First World War in 1914.

R.B. McDowell (1922-2011) obituary

A link to the obituary of R.B. McDowell, who died in August, in The Guardian. I was lucky enough to receive the R.B. McDowell Ussher Fellowship 2003-2006, without which I would not have been able to undertake my doctoral research.