Constance Markievicz: socialist, nationalist, and suffragette

200px-Countess_MarkiewiczConstance Markievicz, (4 February 1868 – 15 July 1927) was an Irish Sinn Féin and Fianna Fail politician, revolutionary, suffragette and socialist. In December 1918, she was the first woman elected to the British House of Commons, though she did not take her seat and, along with the other Sinn Féin TDs, formed the first Dáil Éireann. She was also one of the first women in the world to hold a cabinet  position.

Read more about her life and politics here:

• Constance Markievicz part 1: On our side

• Constance Markievicz part 2: the green above the red!

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