John Edward Redmond (1856-1918), Irish politician, Parnells successor as leader
John Edward Redmond (1856-1918), Irish politician, Parnell's successor as leader of the Nationalist Party 1890-1916. The 1910 elections saw him holding the balance of power in the House of Commons, and he secured the introduction of a Home Rule Bill, which was opposed by protestant Ulster. Redmond supported the British cause on the outbreak of World War I, and the bill was passed although its operation was suspended until the war's end. The growth of the nationalist party Sinn Fein (the political wing of the Irish Republican Army) and the 1916 Easter Rising ended his hopes and his power.
Picture entitled THE OTHER PROTAGONIST IN THE HOME RULE STRUGGLE: MR JOHN REDMOND MP (A character study by Arthur Garratt) - Mr Bonar Law had his say on the Home Rule crisis at Belfast on Tuesday. On Thursday the scene was changed to the House of Commons, where the Irish Home Rule Bill was introduced, bringing Mr John Redmond into prominence. The Bill will be considered by an Irish National Convention in a fortnight's time. Topfoto stills library picture library stock archive vintage Ireland Irish Rebellion 1916
The Life of Charles Dickens I beg your pardon sir, : he answered, but if it hadn't
The Life of Charles Dickens
I beg your pardon sir, : he answered, but if it hadn't been for my pipe, I should have been nowhere.
Dickens often held cricket matches at his Gadshill home in Higham, Kent but once held footraces for the villagers at Christmas in which one event was A Hurdle Race For Strangers. One man (who came second) ran 120 yards and leaped over ten hurdles in 20 seconds with a pipe in his mouth smoking it all the time. Dickens comment to him was If it hadn't been for your pipe, you would have been first.
Illustration by Fred Barnard
A woman milks a cow into a bottle for a drink at an early milk bar which was also a sweet stall
A woman milks a cow into a bottle for a drink at an early milk bar which was also a sweet stall and served aerated waters.
photograph by Harold Bastin c.1890
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