This chapter examines the role of the guerrilla struggle and the end of constitutionalism in the political violence in Ireland during the early 1900s. It suggests that the failure of home rule involved irreparable damage to constitutionalism as a method and to the very idea of constitutionalism modelled on the British way of politics. The guerrilla struggle started after Lord French went to Ireland to prepare for the enforcement of conscription and implemented the policy of mass arrests.
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