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Who was the first women elected to the House of Commons? | The Constance Markievicz Story

In this video made with the History of Parliament Trust, Sammy Sturgess explores the life and career of Constance Markievicz, the first woman to be elected to the UK Parliament and the Dáil Éireann (the Irish Parliament).

Image Credits

0.15, 0.32 and 0.46: Photographs of statue of Constance Markievicz by Elizabeth McLaughlin © O'Dea at Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0.
1.10: 'Home Sweet Home', painted by W. Dendy Sadler, etched by W.H. Boucher, Library of Congress.
1.12: Lissadell House, photographed by Nigel Aspdin.
1.15: 'Female Equestrian', from 'Sandwich Island Notes', G. W. Bates, British Library, Digital Store 10491.d.25, The Commons on Flickr.
1.18: 'Mademoiselle og hendes Spillelaerer', from 'Pariserliv i Firserne ... Med talrige Illustrationer' by Richard Kaufmann, British Library, Digital Store 10168.l.10, The Commons on Flickr.
1.21: 'Venise' from 'Les Vieilles Villes d'Italie' by Albert Robida, British Library, Digital Store 10129.ee.1, The Commons on Flikr.
1.26: 'Queen Victoria' from 'The Victorian Empire; a brilliant epoch in our national history' by James Taylor, British Library, Digital Store 9525.f.5, The Commons on Flickr.
2.33: Statue of George V outside Westminster Abbey by Elliott Brown, CC BY 2.0.
2.52: 'Restoration of an Irish poster from WWI', by Hely's Limited (Litho.), Dublin, Library of Congress, via Wikimedia.
3.01: 'Studio portrait of Countess Markievicz' by Brendan Keogh, The Keogh Photographic Collection, National Library of Ireland, KE 82.
3.17: 'Dublin Bread Company', National Library of Ireland, KE 115.
3.47: 'Holloway Prison', via Wikipedia.
4.11: 'Dáil Éireann meeting in the Mansion House, August, 1921', Brendan Keogh, The Keogh Photographic Collection, National Library of Ireland, KE 221.
4.36: 'Liberty Hall the night Countess Markievicz was released from prison', Irish Political Figures Photographic Collection, National Library of Ireland, NPA POLF202.
4.53: 'Conflagration', National Library of Ireland, HOG 57.
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