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Andrea Catherwood on Constance Markievicz

Andrea Catherwood nominates Constance Markievicz, Irish rebel countess and the first woman elected to Parliament.

Constance Markievicz led an amazing life - a leading figure during the Easter Rising of 1916, she was the first woman elected to Westminster though she never took her seat. Markievicz was born into a wealthy anglo-Irish family and gained her exotic surname from marriage to a Polish count. She was adventurous, flamboyant, committed to woman's rights, court-martialled and nearly shot.
Nominating her is Andrea Catherwood, ex-ITN correspondent who made her first documentary for Radio 4. Alongside her in the studio is Lindie Naughton, author of Markievicz - A Most Outrageous Rebel.

Matthew Parris presents, the producer in Bristol is Miles Warde.

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30 minutes


Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Parris
Interviewed Guest Andrea Catherwood
Interviewed Guest Lindie Naughton
Producer Miles Warde


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