Roger Casement

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Sir Roger Casement
Sir Roger Casement (1864-1916) British consul, born in Sandycove, County Dublin, as Roger David Casement. He went to school in Ballymena.

Casement served in various posts in Africa and South America and was knighted in 1911. In 1916 he was arrested for treason by the British for his involvement in the Irish National cause and was hanged in Pentonville prison. His body was initially buried in an unmarked grave in the prison, but was reburied in a state funeral in Dublin in 1965.

After his arrest his diaries, which had homoerotic content, were made public. They were published in 20002 in an edition edited by Jeff Dudgeon.[1]


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  1. Roger Casement, The Black Diaries, with a study of his background, sexuality, and Irish political life, edited by Jeffrey Dudgeon. Belfast Press, 2002.