“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.