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Original Irish 17th Century "Bill" Polearm Captured in 1916 Irish Easter Rebellion

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Original Item: One of a Kind. This wonderful  "Bill" style polearm was originally kept in the regimental Military Museum commemorating the BATTLE OF THE BOYNE in 1690, when King William III defeated the former King James II ending the Stuart Monarchy in Britain.

It was then looted by Irish rebels during the Easter Rebellion in Ireland, which took place in 1916. Heavily put down by British forces, it has become another very black moment in both Irish and British History. Now released from another museum collection, we have this very interesting Pole arm that saw service TWICE during over 225 years in service.

Standing 76" in overall height, the iron head measures 26" in length. Riveted to the head there is an old brass plaque stating:-

CAPTURED AT ENNISCORTHY
IRISH REBELLION
1916

The shaft, which was most likely replaced by one of the museums during the past 200 years, has been cut about half way down and a dowel implanted so the Pole Arm can by shipped by mail. It is hardly apparent to it's display.

A very interesting historic pole arm especial for the sons of ERIN.

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