Colin W. Montgomery
The Edwardian or rather the entire period from 1750-1920 was in my opinion the greatest era in all of human history.
Not in the Edwardian era. It didn't yet exist as such - it only came into existance in 1919. Colin's broader definition of a mythical golden age - up to 1920 - does narrowly incorporate its earliest existence post Easter-rising, but it was not the organisation that we know today by that name (either 'Provisional' or 'Real' IRA). The 1916-1923 era incorporates the War of Independance/Black and Tan/Irish Civil War, in which the IRA were the military wing firstly of a force fighting for independence, and then later as a breakaway group struggling against the Free State Army.The IRA was very well known