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Markievicz: A Most Outrageous Rebel (1st Edition Hardback)

Markievicz: A Most Outrageous Rebel (1st Edition Hardback)

Lindie Naughton

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This compelling biography sheds light on all facets of Markievicz’s life – her privileged upbringing in County Sligo, her adventures as an art student in London and Paris, her marriage to an improbable Polish count, her political education, her several prison stretches, and her emergence as one of the pivotal figures in early twentieth-century Ireland.

Countess Constance Markievicz – one of the most remarkable women in Irish history – was a revolutionary, a socialist and a feminist, as well as an artist and writer. A natural leader, “Madame”, as she was known to thousands of Dubliners, took an active part in the 1916 Rising and was one of the few leaders to escape execution. Instead, she spent an arduous year in an English prison, surrounded by murderers, prostitutes and thieves. Later, during another stretch in prison, she would make history as the first woman elected to the House of Commons.

Lindie Naughton’s compelling biography sheds light on all facets of Markievicz’s life – her privileged upbringing in County Sligo, her adventures as an art student in London and Paris, her marriage to an improbable Polish count, her political education, her several prison stretches, and her emergence as one of the pivotal figures in early 20th-century Ireland. Constance Markievicz, a woman with a huge heart, battled all her adult life to establish an Irish republic based on co-operation and equality for all. Her message is as relevant today as it was a century ago.

Table of Contents

  1. Alien Class, Alien Race
  2. Under Ben Bulben
  3. Casi and Con
  4. The Play’s the Thing
  5. Extremists and Fire-eaters
  6. Na Fianna – Scouting for Ireland
  7. ‘The cause of labour is the cause of Ireland’
  8. Locked Out
  9. Two Cathleen Ní Houlihans
  10. ‘Ireland is waking’
  11. Easter Week 1916 – Year One of Irish History
  12. Condemned to Live
  13. Sinn Féin – We Ourselves
  14. 1919
  15. Shadow of a Gunman
  16. ‘I have seen the stars’
  17. Anarchy is Loosed
  18. No Enemy but Time

Additional Information

Author Lindie Naughton
Publisher Merrion
Publication date 9 Sep 2016
Format Hardback
ISBN/EAN 9781785370823

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