Perspectives on History

An interesting story demonstrating differing perspectives on history:

Over the course of three nights in late April 1922 in the west of County Cork, 18 people – all but one of them Protestant – were killed.

This bloody episode, known as the Bandon Valley Massacre, is notable in recent British and Irish history for the sheer number of individuals slaughtered from a particular religious minority.

It is now the focus of controversy in an academic dispute that raises questions about the differing roles of the research historian and the public historian driven by wider, political, aims.

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