Richard English is a historian from Northern Ireland. See also History An historian is an individual who studies and writes about History, and is regarded as an Authority on it Northern Ireland (Tuaisceart Éireann Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a Country within the United Kingdom, lying in the northeast of He was born in Belfast in 1963. Belfast ( is the capital city of Northern Ireland and the seat of government in Northern Ireland. His father, Donald English (1930-1998) was a prominent Methodist preacher. He studied as an undergraduate at Keble College, Oxford, and subsequently at Keele University, where he was awarded a PhD in History. Keble College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. Oxford is currently bidding for the 2010 Wikimania Conference Oxford () is a city, and the County town of Oxfordshire, Keele University is a research-intensive Campus university located near Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire, England. "PhD" redirects here for other uses see PhD (disambiguation. He was first employed by the Politics Department at Queen's University Belfast in 1990 and became a professor in 1999. Queen's University Belfast is a university in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is currently Professor of Politics at Queen's, where he teaches Irish history and is the director of the MA in Irish politics. The history of Ireland begins with the first known settlement in Ireland around 8000 BC when Hunter-gatherers arrived from Great Britain and continental The Republic of Ireland is a parliamentary representative democratic Republic.
Most of his research has been centred on the Irish Republican movement and particularly the history of the Irish Republican Army. Irish republicanism (Poblachtánachas is an ideology based on the Irish nationalist belief that all of Ireland should be a single independent Republic The Irish Republican Army ( IRA) (Óglaigh na hÉireann was a military organisation descended from the Irish Volunteers, established 25 November 1913 and who His first book, based on his doctoral thesis, concerned the history of post Irish Civil War Republican politics and was titled, Radicals and the Republic, Socialist Republicanism in the Irish Free State (1994). The Irish Civil War ( June 28 1922 &ndash May 24 1923) pitted supporters of the Anglo-Irish Treaty against its opponents His next work was a biography of 1920s IRA veteran Ernie O'Malley, entitled Ernie O'Malley, IRA Intellectual which was published in 1998. Ernie O'Malley (26 May 1897 &ndash 25 March 1957 was born in Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland.
Since then, he has written Armed Struggle - The History of the IRA (2003). This book, predominantly a history of the modern Provisional IRA, won the politics book of the year award from the Political Studies Association and was shortlisted for the Ewart Biggs Memorial Prize. The Provisional Irish Republican Army (Óglaigh na hÉireann ( IRA; also referred to as the PIRA, the Provos, or by some of its supporters as the After this, he wrote a broader history of Irish nationalism, Irish Freedom, The History of Nationalism in Ireland (2006). Irish nationalism (Náisiúnachas Éireannach refers to political and sociological movements and sentiment that embodies a love for Irish ancestry, culture and language and This most recent text was the winner of the Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Prize 2007. The Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Prize was created in 1977 in memory of Christopher Ewart-Biggs, British Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland, who
He has also co-edited two volumes: The State: Historical and Political Dimensions (1999, with Charles Townshend); and Rethinking British Decline (1999, with Michael Kenny).
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