Cara Delevingne's great-grandfather was Thomas Hamar Greenwood, 1st Viscount Greenwood, who is closely associated with the Black and Tans and the Auxiliaries and the war crimes they committed in Ireland. Under Hamar Greenwood's command, the Auxiliaries burnt down the city of Cork and the Black and Tans opened fire into the crowd of civilians at the Croke Park football stadium. Cara Delevingne's great-grandfather never took responsibility for what he did and instead blamed the Irish people for the whole thing. Some people discredit her because of her great-granddad.
If you were to go over the most prolific and prominent names in the modeling industry, you are sure to find Cara Delevingne in that list because she is one of the most successful models in recent days. She has walked on catwalks all over the world and she has won the British Fashion Award for Model of the Year twice, once in 2012 and next in 2014.
The model has also made the jump into movies and has played Margo Roth Spiegelman in the romantic mystery film Paper Towns, the Enchantress in the comic book film Suicide Squad, and Laureline in Luc Besson's Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. She is impossible to escape. You can't remember a time she was not there. Like she was always famous.
And turns out she was already famous. She didn't have to work for fame. She comes from a very influential family. Her lineage can be traced back to four different kings. But you know what people are stuck on? Her paternal great-grandfather Hamar Greenwood because he was associated with the Black and Tans and has committed horrific war crimes against the Irish people. If you want to know more about Cara Delevingne's great-grandfather, then continue reading!
Cara Delevingne's Great Grandfather: Hamar Greenwood Committed War Crimes With the Black and Tans Under His Command!
Cara Delevingne's (@caradelevingne) great-grandfather is the infamous Thomas Hamar Greenwood, 1st Viscount Greenwood who's associated with the activities of the Black and Tans in Ireland. He was a Canadian-born British lawyer and politician who served as the last Chief Secretary for Ireland between 1920 and 1922.
Unlike Cara Delevingne, her great-grandfather was not born in England but in Canada. He only moved to England later on after he graduated from the University of Toronto. His father was a lawyer named John Hamar Greenwood and his mother Charlotte Churchill Hubbard came from a United Empire Loyalist family with an ancestor who moved to Canada after the American Revolutionary War. His role in the Black and Tans and his politics are not uninspired, it seems.
Hamar Greenwood was a liberal and he sat as a Member of Parliament for York from 1906 to 1910 and for Sunderland from 1910 to 1922. He also served as Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department in 1919 under David Lloyd George. He was also appointed to the office of Additional Under-Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Additional Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade, and Secretary for Overseas Trade from 1919 to 1920. And he was the last Chief Secretary for Ireland. He had a seat in the Cabinet from 1920 to 1922.
It was Hamar Greenwood's time as Chief Secretary of Ireland that is looked back at with sheer revulsion and hatred. What he did hasn't left his family till now even though he's long gone. There are people who have attempted to discredit Cara Delevingne because of her great-grandfather. She might not be very fond of her great-granddad herself seeing his association with the Black and Tans horrific things he's done, the war crimes he's committed.
Hamar Greenwood was closely identified with the aggressive use of the Black and Tans and the Auxiliaries during the Irish War of Independence. Those were the regiments of the British army that were specially formed as paramilitary forces against Irish civilians from around 1920. That's not a wonderful legacy to have. Cara Delevingne's great-grandfather was second in command of the Black and Tans and the Auxiliaries.
It was under the great granddad's direction that the terrorist British army unit burnt down Cork city. When the firefighters tried to put out the blaze, they were shot. It was under his command that the Black and Tans drove into Croke Park football stadium in Dublin and opened fire with machine guns into the crowd of civilians in the stands killing 14 and injuring about 100 people.
Under the command of Cara Delevingne's great grandfather Hamar Greenwood, the Black and Tans r*ped, murdered, and pillaged their way across Irish towns and villages, targeting innocent civilians. He then blamed the local Irish population for everything that happened as if it was not something he was responsible for. After using the British auxiliary forces and burning the city of Cork, he had the gall to say that "Sinn Fein rebels" were responsible for that and to blame the people of Cork for burning their own city.
Cara Delevingne's great-grandfather was a Lloyd George loyalist who wanted to restore British rule in Ireland by defeating the IRA who never came clean about it. Hamar Greenwood's denials about his actions and refusal to take accountability for what he did was so frequent and outrageous that led to him being lampooned with the phrase 'to tell a Greenwood.'
Irish people were only too happy when the granddad lost his seat in the 1922 general election.