Book summary: Terrible Beauty: Life of Constance Markievicz


A biography of Countess Constance Markievicz, a remarkable Irish feminist and socialist who renounced her Protestant Ascendancy background to struggle for Irish independence. Imprisoned several times by the British and condemned to death for her role in the Easter Rising of 1916, she won election to the Irish Parliament in 1918 and became the first woman Minister of Labour.

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