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Examining Irish leader's youthful past

Examination papers for the British civil service by Irish republican leader Michael Collins have been uncovered for the first time. And they contain some surprising views about the British Empire from a man who fought to break its rule in Ireland. A series of papers unearthed in the National Archives at Kew by historian Dr Brian P Murphy are being published in a booklet – Michael Collins: Some original documents in his own hand. The newly published papers date from 6 February 1906, when 15-year-old Collins sat the British civil service entrance examination in Cork. Full Story

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