Ireland before the uprising
1691: King James II and VII is defeated by the Protestant William of Orange
1693: First penal laws are passed against Roman Catholics
1700: James O'Connor is born
1709: The Cumann na Saorise (Society of Freedom) is founded
1718: James O'Connor joins the British army and is immediately sent to fight in the Spanish War of Succession.
1728: Sean Callaghan is born
1730: James O'Connor secretly joins Cumann na Saorise (having joined the British army in 1718)
1744: Jacobite Rebellion begins
1746: Jacobite Rebellions ends, James O'Connor is promoted to General
1750: The Irish Uprising begins after a British soldiers march into a crowded church and kill many people who were suspected of "harboring enemies of the crown."
Irish Uprising and War of Independence
March 9th, 1750- Later that day Cumann na Saorise meets to discuss the disastrous events Dublin, though O'Connor is a dedicated member he is forced to go lead the British army against his own people.