Britannia's Huns: Memories of 1914 and the Moral Climate in Britain during the Irish War of Independence

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 18:00
Room 1.33, First Floor, Iontas Building, North Campus

Drawing on contemporary press reports, parliamentary debates, and personal narrative sources, this talk explores and analyses the moral climate in Britain in 1920 and ’21 and comments on the degree to which memories of atrocities committed by German servicemen during the Great War informed popular and official responses to events in Ireland. 

Edward Madigan is Senior Lecturer in Public History at Royal Holloway, University of London. His work combines cultural, military and social history and he is particularly interested in the British and Irish experience of the First World War.