constance markievicz and violet bryce

Garinish Island GlengarriffEurope’s first women minister Countess Constance Markievicz (née Gore-Booth, 1868-1927) and Violet Bryce were not only good friends, the politician-to-be lived in the Bryce’s house in London while she went to study arts in a renowned college. The two women where even related to each other through a common ancestor: Colonel Henry Peisley L’Estrange (born 1776). The L’Estrange-girl Mary Sibell was married to Constance’s brother. Violet Bryce contributed to her biography by Sean O’Faoláin (published 1934).

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