A Student of History

April 5, 2007

The love life of IRA leader Michael Collins

Filed under: Ireland — John Maass @ 10:35 am

The love life of the IRA leader Michael Collins will be exposed to fresh scrutiny when letters about his relationship with his fiancée and the wife of a society portrait painter are auctioned. The correspondence is among 600 lots in an Irish independence sale in Dublin on April 17.

Letters and diaries from Moya Llewelyn Davies, a close friend of Collins, record her memories of the IRA commander. In a series of diary entries and letters to a friend, Mrs Llewelyn Davies – who it has been rumoured also had an affair with Collins – recalls his romantic attachments.

The rest of this short article is here, from the Guardian.

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