Erskine Childers

Biography

An overview biography can be found at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Erskine_Childers

There is considerable biographical detail in Maldwin Drummond’s The Riddle (1985)

Further information about Childers and The Riddle of the Sands can be found in Leonard Piper’s The Tragedy of Erskine Childers.(2002/2007)

Some background relating to Childer’s sailing adventures is contained in his sailing log-books at the National Maritime Museum – some narrative is at: http://www.rmg.co.uk/explore/sea-and-ships/in-depth/erskine-childers

Books:

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