Nearly exactly one hundred years ago, Sir Henry Wilson was gunned down on the streets of London by two IRA men.
The assassination was one of the seminal events leading up to the Civil War as the British government claimed that it had been ordered by the anti-treaty forces in Ireland.
journalist Ronan McGreevy’s new book, Great Hatred, the assassination of field marshal Sir Henry Wilson MP, provides context, colour and plenty of evidence from the time, the lead up to the killing and its aftermath.
It also answers the question that has occupied historians over the last century. Who exactly ordered what was, at that point in time, a reckless operation.