Constance Markievicz


Irish Nationalist Constance Georgine Markievicz circa 1890. Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Born Constance Georgine Gore-Booth to a wealthy Protestant family, Constance Markievicz made a somewhat surprising transition to become a leader in the Irish Nationalist movement.

Tracy's Research:

  • "Markievicz, Constance (1868-1927)." Encyclopedia of World Biography, Gale, 1998. General OneFile, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A148478087/GPS?u=som&sid=GPS&xid=1442b190. Accessed 26 Feb. 2018.
  • “Countess Constance Markievicz.” Easter 1916. http://www.easter1916.ie/index.php/people/a-z/countess-constance-markievicz/
  • King, Gilbert. “Daughters of Wealth, Sisters in Revolt.” Smithsonian. 7/10/2012. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/daughters-of-wealth-sisters-in-revolt-1319484/
  • McGreevy, Ronan. “Constance Markievicz to belatedly enter House of Commons.” Irish Times. 12/29/2017. https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/constance-markievicz-to-belatedly-enter-house-of-commons-1.3340629
  • Crozier-De Rosa, Sharon. “Uncomfortable feminist icon: Constance Markievicz.” Australian Women’s History Network. 3/26/2017. http://www.auswhn.org.au/blog/constance-markievicz/
  • Arrington, Dr. Lauren. “Constance Markievicz and the Idea of Ireland.” 37th Annual Constance Markievicz Lecture. Irish Association of Industrial Relations. November 29, 2013. https://www.ul.ie/iair/sites/default/files/2013%20lecture%20by%20Dr.%20Lauren%20Arrington.pdf
  • Haverty, Anne. “Constance Markievicz: Irish Revolutionary.” Pandora, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. 1988.

Topics in this Podcast: 19th century, 20th century, Irish history, women, biographies, Ireland, Easter Rising, British history