Today in Irish History – 31 January:

1800 – William Pitt, ‘the younger’, Prime Minister of Britain, advocates the union of Britain and Ireland. 1864 – Birth of Matilda Knowles, botanist. 1881 – Anna Parnell sets up the Committee of the Ladies’ Land League in Dublin. 1913 – The Ulster Volunteer Force is founded by the Unionist Council, posing a threat to […]

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