1900-1919 | Ireland | Martial law

25 APRIL

BRITISH AUTHORITIES DECLARE MARTIAL LAW IN DUBLIN [ 25 April 1916 ] In response to an uprising by Sinn Feiners in Dublin, the British authorities declared martial law in the city and Dublin County on Easter Tuesday 25 April 1916. Two days later, Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced in the House of Commons, to loud…

1500-1799 | 1900-1919 | Crimes against women | Ireland | Rape | United States

2 APRIL

BRITISH NEWSPAPER – AMERICAN WOMEN RAPED BY OUR REDCOATS ARE ‘FORTUNATE’ [ 2 April 1777 ] During the American Revolution, tens of thousands of Redcoats were shipped to the American colonies to crush rebel forces. American women frequently became victims of their sexual violence, not just near the front lines, but also in and around…