December 21, 1866

“I have a great fancy to see my own funeral before I die.”

Maud Gonne MacBride

Maud Gonne MacBride English-born Irish republican revolutionary, suffragette and actress was born.

Edith Maud Gonne MacBride was an English-born Irish republican revolutionary, suffragette and actress. Of Anglo-Irish descent, she was won over to Irish nationalism by the plight of evicted people in the Land Wars. She actively agitated for Home Rule and then for the republic declared in 1916. (Wikipedia)

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  • “Maude Gonne: Ireland’s Joan of Arc” | thriftbooks
  • “Women of Means: The Fascinating Biography of Royals, Heiresses, Eccentrics and Other Poor Little Rich Girls (Stories of the Rich & Famous, Famous Women)” | Amazon 
  • “Maud Gonne: A Biography” | AbeBooks
  • “The Gonne-Yeats Letters, 1893- 1938” | thriftbooks
  • “The Autobiography of Maud Gonne: A Servant of the Queen” | Amazon 
  • “Maud Gonne’s Irish Nationalist Writings, 1895- 1946” | Amazon
  • “The Adulterous Muse: Maude Gonne, Lucien Millevoye, and W.B. Yeats” | thriftbooks
  • “Too Long a Sacrifice: The Letters of Maud Gonne and John Quinn” by Maude Gonne | Amazon

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