Countess Markievicz’s Court Martial records

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Constance Gore Booth aka Countess Markievicz is listed in this record from the National Archives of the United Kingdom, Kew.

She was an active member of the Irish Citizen Army before and during the Easter Rising of 1916 and afterwards dedicated herself to overthrowing British rule in Ireland

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Her crime is listed as ‘Conspiracy’ and she was given a sentence of two years.

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In prison she became a contentious figure, seemingly using her position as a woman to elicit better treatment for herself, rather than observing the public persona of virulently and dogmatically a republican feminist.

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About eamonntgardiner

Dr. Eamonn T. Gardiner, is a Consulting Historian. He has previously conducted research into links between wartime traumatic-neurosis and evidence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) amongst veterans of the First World War serving as Auxiliary Policemen, during the Anglo-Irish War 1919-1921. He has written extensively on British central and colonial administrative responses to popular insurgencies. In 2009 he published 'Counterinsurgency and Conflict: Dublin Castle and the Anglo-Irish War (CSP, 2009).' Published papers include; 'The training of the Irish Volunteers, 1913-1916' (The Irish Sword, 2017); 'Scattered, Ambushed and Laid Out: War and Counterinsurgency in the greater Tuam area, 1919-1921' (JOTS, 2015). Research interests include De-Colonialisation/Post-Colonialism; Insurgency, Police/Military Histories; Institutional Histories; Modern Irish/World History; History of Conflict, Protectorates and Peace-Keeping; Hegemony; Old and New Terrorism.
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