The 1916 Irish Rebellion
During the nineteenth and early-twentieth century, the entire island of Ireland was under the control of the United Kingdom and subject to the laws of parliament in London. The 1916 Irish Rebellion, also known as the Easter Rising or the Eastern Rebellion, was a short-lived revolt led by Irish nationalists determined to end British governance in Ireland. Led by Patrick Pearse, Irish rebels fought against British soldiers and policemen in the streets of Dublin at the end of April 1916. The result was a clear victory for the British. The British government took over 3000 rebels prisoner, sent around 1800 participants to internment camps, and executed the Irish Rebellion’s leaders. Despite this loss, though, this rebellion spurred support for Irish independence from Britain and ultimately contributed to the independence movement that led to the Irish War of Independence in 1919-1921.