How Far Do These Sources Agree with the Statement
Sources C and E both support the view of Fenians demonstrated in Source D to an extent as they all show some sympathy for Ireland. However Source E has a slightly different view on Fenians as it is critical of the damage they may do to the Irish reputation as a whole. Therefore Sources C and E support Source D, while Source E supports it to a lesser extent due to the fact that it is a private message and will have a different view to the other two which praise the Fenians for their achievement in some way and can be seen by the general public.
Source D praises a Fenian success and commemorates three executed radicals. During this event, Fenian revolutionaries attempted to break 2 of their leaders out of court. These three men were executed on the murder of a policeman in 1867. This American produced poster was created in memory of their bravery and determination and shows them as martyrs who died for a worthy cause. This source supports the view of Fenians in Source D as both depict the event as evidence that the Fenians are willing to go to great lengths in order to obtain their goals. Source C mentions that it is an ‘alarming illustration of the extent of organisation and the capacity of those who direct it.’ This shows how both Sources depict the event as something people should be made aware of and remember. The origins of these sources back this up also. Source C is from ‘The Freemans journal’ which shows liberal-minded people are willing to accept and recognize the action taken by the Irish Nationalists. Source D is a poster produced in the United States possibly by Irish who emigrated there during the Famine. Once again, this memorial is a sign of recognition and awareness across seas, and also that there are supporters of the cause elsewhere. However this may show Source D to over glorify the event due to the fact it was made in a place where they may not be fully