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    Robert Kee has died aged 93.

    BBC News - Author Robert Kee dies aged 93

    I'll always remember him for his TV series on the history of Ireland which was required viewing in our house. He introduced British audiences to some uncomfortable matters - i.e. the notion the British were capable of carrying out atrocities.

    Later he campaigned for the release of the Guildford Four and the Maguire family.

    Ar laimh dheis Dé go raibh sé.
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    You beat me to it, by one minute. I'll attempt to delete the parallel thread.

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    Remember the series well. RIP.
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    He wrote a few books on Irish History too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by picador View Post
    Robert Kee has died aged 93.

    BBC News - Author Robert Kee dies aged 93

    I'll always remember him for his TV series on the history of Ireland which was required viewing in our house.
    He introduced British audiences to some uncomfortable matters - i.e. the notion the British were capable of carrying out atrocities.
    Later he campaigned for the release of the Birmingham Six and Guildford Four.

    Ar laimh dheis Dé go raibh sé.
    In reality he was pushing at an open door. The real difference he made was that he presented Irish history as an historian and not merely the patchy work of the likes of the Sunday Times Insight Team.
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    I got his Ireland; A Television History book for Christmas one year.

    RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcolm Redfellow View Post
    You beat me to it, by one minute. I'll attempt to delete the parallel thread.
    thanks Malcolm
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    He produced a decent body of work, definitely a career to be proud of. RIP.

    I wonder in these days of required 'earth shattering revelations of historical figures' would there be a market on TV for such straight forward history telling.
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    RIP A really good historian

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    I'm sorry to hear that. The three volumes of 'The Green Flag' were the first books on Irish nationalism that I read from cover to cover when I was 13 or 14. His writing style was absolutely brilliant, as was his scholarship.

    May the Lord rest his soul and comfort his family.

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