Flashcards in Asquith Deck (15)
When did Asquith introduce the third Home Rule Bill to parliament?
What was the make up of the House of Commons after the 1910 general election
272-Conservative and Unionists
In the 1912 Bill, what would Westminster have more control over in Ireland compared to previous Bills?
What change was made in 1914 to the Home Rule Bill
Six Ulster counties would be excluded
Why was the bill delayed in 1914
The outbreak of the First World War
How many people signed up to the Ulster Covenant to fight Home Rule in 1912
Whe did the Easter Rising begin
What was the Larne gun running incident?
The smuggling of 35,000 rifles and 5 million rounds of ammunition by the UVF from Germany in 1914
How did the King intervene to sort out the Home Rule issue in 1914?
He set up the Buckingham Palace conference with representatives of all sides, there was no agreement though.
Why was Asquith's 1915 coalition contaversial to many Irish people.
It only contained Unionists
Why couldn't the government reinforce Ulster in 1914
Many officers in the British army in Ireland refused to fight the UVF as many were Ulstermen. This was known as the Carragh Mutiny
What was set up in 1913 in response to the UVF
The Irish volunteers
When did Home Rule pass through Parliament
Who were shunned from the British army
The Irish Nationalists