British Empire

“Ireland is too great to be unconnected with us, and too near us to be dependant on a foreign state, and too little to be independent.”  C.T. Grenville,1784.

King George V, King of Britain and Ireland in 1916.

Queen Mary married King George V in 1916.

Lord Wimborne was the Viceroy representing the king in Ireland in 1916.

Map of the British Empire at its height.

In 1911 the editor of the Irish Times laid a claim for Dublin as second city of the United Kingdom during a visit by George V.

By Lexie.


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