Sylvie at Dublin Castle, built by King John of England in 1204, and seat of English (and later British) administration in Ireland for over 700 years.
Sylvie Kleinman studied history in Ireland and France (she’s a native French speaker) and has long been involved in teaching, researching and public history in Dublin. She’s a regular contributor to History Ireland and currently its TV and radio reviewer. Initially focused on Ireland in the age of the American and French Revolutions, she has a keen interest in the growth of Irish nationalist and patriotic culture. Sylvie endeavours to internationalise how we approach the past in Ireland, reflects on class and gender as much as religious identity, and is very interested in Dublin’s history at street level.