100 Years Ago – 9 January 1921

100 Years Ago – 9 January 1921

The press reported that the Irish Office had released documents showing how Germany had attempted to interfere in Irish politics during 1916 in support of a nationalist uprising.

Lord Reading was confirmed as the new Viceroy of India and it was announced that he was take up his role on 2 April 1921. He took over from Lord Chelmsford who had held the role since 1916, with appointees generally holding the position for a five year period.