Our War of Independence Centenary Series continues with an in-depth look at the events of July 1921. With increased global attention focused on the escalating violence, a ceasefire finally began on 11 July 1921. After the truce was called, violence in Belfast and fighting in border areas of Northern Ireland continued, but de Valera met Lloyd George in London four times in the week starting 14 July. Lloyd George’s initial proposals were in line with the treaty that was eventually signed in December, and there was a sense in the Irish government that disappointment would be inevitable.
This is the fourteenth lecture in our War of Independence Centenary Series with Executive Director Dr. Elizabeth Stack.