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Carson, Sir Edward Henry
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Carson, Sir Edward Henry

(February 9, 1854, Dublin – October 22, 1935; from 1921 Baron Carson of Duncairn), Minster (Kent), Anglo-Irish politician (British First Lord of the Admiralty). As a Protestant, Carson was a lifelong committed advocate of the union of Ireland with Great Britain. He began his career as a barrister, and eventually became a leading English Conservative politician. Carson led the Unionists in the north of Ireland during the Ireland Crisis of 1912, supporting their threat to oppo…

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Horne, John, “Carson, Sir Edward Henry”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 09 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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