HOME RULE 1900 - 1914. To examine the home rule crisis at the beginning of the 20 th century. 1900 – 1909.
To examine the home rule crisis at the beginning of the 20th century.
1st July 1914:John Dillon (1851-1927) and John Edward Redmond (1856 - 1918) leaving Buckingham Palace in London after the Home Rule for Ireland Conference
Can you identify any possible problems the Third Home Rule Bill might face?1. English public2. Conservatives3. Irish Nationalists4. House of Lords5. International Issues
John Redmond – Leader of the Home Rule Party
John Dillon – Deputy of the Home Rule Party
Unionists were opposed to any change to the 1801 Act of Union between Britain and Ireland – Ireland as part of the United Kingdom, governed by one parliament.
Examine the cartoon, which shows an imagined Belfast under Home Rule, and answer the following questions:
Is this cartoonist for or against Home Rule? How do you know this?
What does the cartoonist suggest will be the future for Belfast under Home Rule?
Give some details about the leaders identified in the statues.
See page 103 for picture
Opposition to Home Rule was directed by Dublin lawyer, Sir Edward Carson and Belfast businessman, James Craig. Carson was a brilliant speaker and organiser and Craig financed the opposition. They had support of the Conservatives and 400,000 men who signed the Solemn League and Covenant in 1912, which promised to fight Home Rule ‘using all means’. This became militant as the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) distributed (gave out) ammunition. With support from the British army, the UVF staged a rebellion in the North without firing a single shot.