On this day 1921 the Anglo Irish Treaty was Signed. The Treaty between Great Britain and Ireland was signed in London and with it brought an end the Irish War of Independence, though tragically led to the Irish Civil War. Later that day Michael Collins wrote "....early this morning I signed my death warrant".
1921: Eamon de Valera, Arthur Griffiths and party colleagues following negotiations for the formation of the Irish Free State.Anglo-Irish Treaty correspondence released in eBook Communications between Michael Collins, Eamon de Valera and others involved in the negotiations are now available on Kindle and iPad.
Michael Collins (Irish Revolutionary Leader and Minister for Finance) signs the Anglo/Irish Treaty amidst a delegation of Irish and British officials at 22 Hans Place London on December 6th 1921. [563x419px]
Michael Collins, was an Irish revolutionary leader, Minister for Finance & Teachta Dala (TD) for Cork South in the First Dail of 1919, Director of Intelligence for the IRA, & member of the Irish delegation during the Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations. Subsequently, he was both Chairman of the Provisional Government & Commander-in-Chief of the National Army. Throughout this time, he was also President of the Irish Republican Army. Collins was shot & killed in August 1922.
Anglo-Irish Treaty - The Anglo-Irish Treaty was agreed to end the 1919-1921 Irish War of Independence between the Irish Republic and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. The treaty provided for a self-governing Irish state, having its own army and police. The Treaty also allowed Northern Ireland (the six north-eastern counties – Fermanagh, Antrim, Tyrone, Londonderry, Armagh and Down – where the majority population was of the Protestant religion) to opt out of the new state and…