Thomas Kettle

Thomas Kettle Thomas Kettle political activist journalist orator poet essayist lawyer nationalist MP professor recruiter soldier and casualty of war Born in he was killed in the opening minutes of th

  • Title: Thomas Kettle
  • Author: Senia Paseta
  • ISBN: 9781906359133
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Paperback
  • Thomas Kettle political activist, journalist, orator, poet, essayist, lawyer, nationalist MP, professor, recruiter, soldier and casualty of war Born in 1880, he was killed in the opening minutes of the allied invasion of Ginchy, having insisted on leading his men into battle A leader of the younger generation of constitutional nationalists in his own time, he was all buThomas Kettle political activist, journalist, orator, poet, essayist, lawyer, nationalist MP, professor, recruiter, soldier and casualty of war Born in 1880, he was killed in the opening minutes of the allied invasion of Ginchy, having insisted on leading his men into battle A leader of the younger generation of constitutional nationalists in his own time, he was all but forgotten as a result of the radicalization of Irish politics after 1916 His memory was largely kept alive by studies of Ireland s participation in the Great War and by his final poem, written for his daughter Betty Thomas Kettle was than a soldier and recruiter, in fact he had a hand in nearly every major political struggle in early twentieth century Ireland His struggles with alcoholism and depression overshadowed his great promise, making his biography a story of wasted potential than of great achievement.

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