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Robert Erskine Childers (1870-1922), was born in Ireland into an Anglo-Irish family. Educated at Cambridge, he worked at the House of Commons before volunteering at the outbreak of the South African War. In 1910 Childers resigned his post in the Commons to work for the Irish cause and later did reconnaissance work during WWI. After the war he settled in Ireland and joined the Republican Army at the establishment of the Free State.

A sciatic injury at a young age resulted in Childers taking up sailing as a sport, and it was his adventures at sea that he was to fictionalize in 1903 as The Riddle of the Sands , his most popular and influential novel, which has been listed by The Observer as one of 100 greatest novels of all time.

He was amongst those arrested and executed by the authorities of the nascent Irish Free State during the Irish Civil War.
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