Erskine Childers


Born
in Mayfair, Middlesex, The United Kingdom
June 25, 1870

Died
October 24, 1922

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Robert Erskine Childers DSC, universally known as Erskine Childers, was the author of the influential novel The Riddle of the Sands and an Irish nationalist who smuggled guns to Ireland in his sailing yacht Asgard. He was executed by the authorities of the nascent Irish Free State during the Irish Civil War in 1922. He was the son of British Orientalist scholar Robert Caesar Childers; the cousin of Hugh Childers and Robert Barton; and the father of the fourth President of Ireland, Erskine Hamilton Childers.

Childers was a Boer War veteran and was called back to active duty at the start of World War One.

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The Riddle of the Sands

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In the Ranks of the C.I.V.

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The Riddle of the Sands & I...

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Erskine Childers: The Riddl...

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Three Classic Spy Novels

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Summer Reads: 5 Classics

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The Framework of Home Rule

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In the Ranks of the C.I.V

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The Times History of the Wa...

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