100 Years Ago – 27 February 1921

27 February 1921

The authorities in Dublin released documents they claimed had been captured from the Irish Republican Army, which said that trains carrying military troops should be wrecked and that British troops would be shot on sight.

The Government said that there was a problem in parts of North of England where women were refusing to sign up to the voters’ register as they were trying to avoid jury service. The Representation of the People Act of 1918 had given women over the age of 30 the right to vote, adding around 8.4 million individuals to the voters’ register.