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Video: Everything you need to know about the Easter Rising in just eight minutes

WITH the centenary of the Easter Rising fast approaching, it is time to brush up on our knowledge of Irish history.

Of course, with a complex and lengthy history like Ireland has, it can all be a bit overwhelming.

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Luckily, history fanatic and YouTuber John D Ruddy is on hand to help out.

The actor, illustrator and amateur historian has produced this nifty eight minute video which will teach you all about the Easter Rising – from the history leading up to 1916, to the decades after, which saw the Republic of Ireland established.

He’s also produced a number of other videos including six minute snapshots Irish History and World War One.

Take a look at the video above

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James Mulhall is a reporter with The Irish Post. Follow him on Twitter @JamzMulhall

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