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Who brought the gun into Irish politics?

Who brought the gun into Irish politics?

Over recent months it has been frequently claimed that the 1916 Rising brought the gun into Irish politics. Without doubt this is an important question, given role of violence in modern Irish history. However...

A Famine Cover Up. Cannibalism in 1849…

I am currently planning a major podcast series on The Great Famine (beginning in 2017) and I have been reading newspapers from the era. I will be posting articles I come across here as...
Drugs in the Middle Ages

Drugs in the Middle Ages

Fans of Game of Thrones will be familiar with the painkiller ‘Milk of the Poppy’ a powerful drug in the fantasy series. Some of the show is based on medieval history and strange as...