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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I am a PhD Student at the National University of Ireland, Galway. I am conducting research into links between wartime traumatic-neurosis and evidence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder amongst British First World War veterans serving as Auxiliary Policemen in Ireland during the Anglo-Irish War 1919-1921. I have previously conducted research into local Irish Volunteer/Old IRA units in Munster as well as British responses to popular insurgencies in areas they administered. I have previously published a book on the British Counterinsurgency responses to the IV/IRA conflict in Ireland, 1919-1921, entitled 'Dublin Castle and the Anglo-Irish War: Counter Insurgency and Conflict.' I have also published papers on various aspects of that war and also on other insurgencies. I write a regular blog on those and other related matters, which can be read at https://eamonntgardiner.wordpress.com/ My research interests include Feminism and De-Colonialisation/Post-Colonialism, Insurgency, Police and Military Histories, Institutional Histories. Subaltern Studies, International History of the 20th Century, Modern Irish History, Historiography, History of Conflict, Peace Keeping/Enforcement/Protectorates, Spheres of Influence, Hegemonic Theories, Old and New Terrorism.
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