The leaders of the rebellion that were executed. Pictured are (from left to right): P.H Pearse, Thomas Clarke, Thomas MacDonagh, Joseph Plunkett, Edward Daly, William Pearse, Michael O' Hanrahan, John MacBride, Eamonnn Kent, Michael Mallin, Con Colbert, Sean Heuston, Sean MacDermott, James Connolly, Thomas Kent and Roger Casement. Source: Tim Pat Coogan, 1916: The Easter Rising (London, 2001), p. 72.
Sir Roger David Casement (1864-1916), the British traitor and Irish nationalist hero, was hanged by the British in mid-1916 for his part in working with Germany and Irish nationalists in planning the Dublin Easter Rising of 1916.
In 1916, Roger Casement was hanged for treason by the British crown that had knighted him only a few years before. Casement died for his part in the Easter Rising, but this Irish nationalist hero’s layered story has long made him a very different sort of cultural marker than, say, James Connolly. He was author of the report re Belgium atrocities in the Congo, etc.
The leaders executed in the aftermath of the Easter Rebellion . Apart from the singular case of Roger Casement, Thomas Kent was the only person outside of Dublin to be executed for his role in the events of Easter Week.