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A Peculiar Disorder

Mark Radford

Mark Radford is a Tutor in the Department of Continuing Education at Oxford University, UK and a former member of the Regular British Army and Royal Ulster Constabulary, and has been granted the appointment of Honorary Colonel in the British Army Reserves and Cadets in recognition of his long-standing involvement. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Policing of Belfast 1870–1914

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...In concluding Chapter XVII of his 1869 history of the RIC, Inspector Robert Curtis wrote:since the passing of the act in question, [to replace the Belfast borough police] and the consequent handing over of that important and excitable...

Introduction

Mark Radford

Mark Radford is a Tutor in the Department of Continuing Education at Oxford University, UK and a former member of the Regular British Army and Royal Ulster Constabulary, and has been granted the appointment of Honorary Colonel in the British Army Reserves and Cadets in recognition of his long-standing involvement. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Policing of Belfast 1870–1914

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...As recently as 2000, the myth that the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) was a completely semi-military police force foisted upon the hapless Irish population by the colonizing English was still being advocated.G. Ellison and J. Smyth...

The Most Barbarous of Towns

Mark Radford

Mark Radford is a Tutor in the Department of Continuing Education at Oxford University, UK and a former member of the Regular British Army and Royal Ulster Constabulary, and has been granted the appointment of Honorary Colonel in the British Army Reserves and Cadets in recognition of his long-standing involvement. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Policing of Belfast 1870–1914

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...Eugene O’Neil once wrote: ‘There is no present or future – only the past, happening over and over again – now.’O’Neill, E., A Moon for the Misbegotten, quoted in L. Uris, Trinity (London, 1976), p. 11. Nowhere, perhaps, has this more...

The Dark Eleventh Hour

Mark Radford

Mark Radford is a Tutor in the Department of Continuing Education at Oxford University, UK and a former member of the Regular British Army and Royal Ulster Constabulary, and has been granted the appointment of Honorary Colonel in the British Army Reserves and Cadets in recognition of his long-standing involvement. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Policing of Belfast 1870–1914

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...R. Kipling, The Works of Rudyard Kipling (Ware, 1994), pp. 232–3.The dark eleventh hourDraws on and sees us soldTo every evil powerWe fought against of old.Rebellion, rapine, hate,Oppression, wrong and greedAre loosed to rule our fate...

Tripping Up a Policeman

Mark Radford

Mark Radford is a Tutor in the Department of Continuing Education at Oxford University, UK and a former member of the Regular British Army and Royal Ulster Constabulary, and has been granted the appointment of Honorary Colonel in the British Army Reserves and Cadets in recognition of his long-standing involvement. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Policing of Belfast 1870–1914

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...On 10 March 1914, during his evidence to a government enquiry on the pay and conditions of his force, the Inspector General Colonel Sir Neville Chamberlain memorably defined the difference between policing in England and Ireland when he...

Closely Akin to Actual Warfare

Mark Radford

Mark Radford is a Tutor in the Department of Continuing Education at Oxford University, UK and a former member of the Regular British Army and Royal Ulster Constabulary, and has been granted the appointment of Honorary Colonel in the British Army Reserves and Cadets in recognition of his long-standing involvement. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Policing of Belfast 1870–1914

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...The journalist Frankfort Moore, writing in 1914 about events he witnessed in the late nineteenth century, described his experience of watching Protestant ‘loyalists’ in Portadown attacking the RIC. It was, he remarked:The proper way...

Black Enamelled Peelers

Mark Radford

Mark Radford is a Tutor in the Department of Continuing Education at Oxford University, UK and a former member of the Regular British Army and Royal Ulster Constabulary, and has been granted the appointment of Honorary Colonel in the British Army Reserves and Cadets in recognition of his long-standing involvement. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Policing of Belfast 1870–1914

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Belfast policemen were once noted for their highly buffed black leather equipment and received the sobriquet ‘Black enamelled peelers’, but what constituted a typical Belfast ‘peeler’? By examining such issues as his duties, promotion...

Conclusion

Mark Radford

Mark Radford is a Tutor in the Department of Continuing Education at Oxford University, UK and a former member of the Regular British Army and Royal Ulster Constabulary, and has been granted the appointment of Honorary Colonel in the British Army Reserves and Cadets in recognition of his long-standing involvement. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Policing of Belfast 1870–1914

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...In its metamorphosis from Peel’s Peace Preservation Force to the RIC, the police force that served most of Ireland outside Dublin was generally successful in transforming itself from a force which contained agrarian and public disorder...

The First Stand of the RIC

Mark Radford

Mark Radford is a Tutor in the Department of Continuing Education at Oxford University, UK and a former member of the Regular British Army and Royal Ulster Constabulary, and has been granted the appointment of Honorary Colonel in the British Army Reserves and Cadets in recognition of his long-standing involvement. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Policing of Belfast 1870–1914

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...On 6 May 1907, some fifty dockers unloading a vessel at the York Dock in Belfast withdrew their labour in protest at the employment of a non-union man by their employer, the Belfast Steam-Shipping Company. James Larkin, the organizer...