Robin Adams

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University of Oxford
Robin Adams

Shadow of a Taxman: How, and by whom, was the Republican Movement financed in the Irish War of Independence, 1919-21?

My DPhil thesis investigates how, and by whom, the Republican Movement was financed during the Irish War of Independence (1919-21). The Economic History Society’s PhD bursary scheme allowed me to spend the time necessary to answer the ‘by whom’ part of this question, by accessing, digitising and analysing the relevant archival material. Without support from the EHS, this laborious task would have been far more time consuming, potentially limiting its scope and rigour. By facilitating the in-depth study of source material, the bursary has greatly enhanced my thesis and I am very grateful to the EHS for its support.