Ulster's New Leader

Ulster's New Leader

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01/03/1921 (of event)






35mm, film, intertitles

black and white


British Pathe


British Pathé

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Carson had failed because he had not stopped the division of Ireland an in March 1921 he resigned as Ulster Unionist leader in favour of Craig. Here he gives a farewell speech on 1st March 1921. Dublin born Carson was educated at Trinity College before becoming a highly successful barrister, remembered in legal circles for his involvement in two famous cases, the Winslow Boy case, and Oscar Wilde’s first libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry. He was elected MP for Trinity College from 1892-1918. He was leader of the Ulster Unionists from 1911 until 1921. He also served in the British government as Attorney General, First Lord of the Admiralty and in the War Cabinet and was given a peerage in 1921.


Subsequent Prime Minister's of Northern Ireland - Sir James Craig 1921-1940; John Miller Andrews 1940-1943; Sir Basil Brooke 1943-1963; Terence O'Neill 1963-1969; James Chichester-Clark 1969-1971; Brian Faulkner 1971-1972; (March 1972 direct rule was introduced in the aftermath of Bloody Sunday)

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'Belfast. Ulster's New Leader. Sir Edward Carson makes farewell speech and Sir James Craig becomes leader of the Ulster Unionist Party. Pathe Gazette.'


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