“An anarchy in the mind and in the heart, an anarchy which forbade not just unity of territories, but also unity of being, an anarchy that sprang from the collision within a small and intimate island of seemingly irreconcilable cultures.” What is the historian F.S.L. Lyons describing?

Answer: The revolutionary era in Ireland during the early twentieth century, which included the Easter Rebellion (1916), Anglo-Irish War (1919-1921) and Irish Civil War (1921-1923).

Source: Vivid Faces – The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland, 1890-1923 by R.F. Foster

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