Easter Rising: Tales of the Rebellion

Poster declaring Martial Law in Dublin
(CO 904/23)
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What do the documents reveal about the Easter Rising?

Examining newspapers, proclamations and court martial files, students explore leader’s intentions, public reaction and the British Government’s response to the Easter Rising and its aftermath.

Connections to the curriculum:

  • AQA: GCE History, Unit 2M: Wars and Welfare: Britain in Transition, 1906-1957
  • OCR: GCE History A, Thematic Study: Unit Y316: Britain and Ireland 1791–1921
  • EDEXCEL: GCE History: Paper 3, Option 36.2: Ireland and the Union, c1774–1923

Available as: On site workshop. Find out more about the types of session we offer.

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at The National Archives

2 hours

Available: All year

Cost: Free to UK schools

Suitability: Key stage 5

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