What drives a man to become a rebel?
This is a true story about a protestant man of English descent
who ends up becoming The Commander in Chief of The
United Irishmen in 1798.
The rebellion of 1798 was one of the largest rebellions ever
in Irish history when Irishmen and women fought to gain
independence from England. It is estimated that over 30,000
people (on both sides) lost their lives in the rebellion that only
lasted about 6 months.
The rebellion was carried out by The United Irishmen which
were the forerunners to other Irish organisations that
followed, for a period of over 100 years, in the pursuit of
independence from English rule. Independence was achieved
for 26 of the 32 counties of Ireland in 1921.
This story is based on the memoirs of Joseph Holt (General
Holt). He tells the story mostly in his own words how he
ended up rebelling against the establishment that he used to
be a part of.
To some he was a hero, to others he was a traitor. You the
reader can decide for yourself!