Maud Gonne

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English-born MG subjected almost all the writing as well as all the activity in her life to her Irish nationalism. From a highly effective and dramatic orator she became a polemical journalist, first in French, then in English. She also published an autobiography of her earlier years.
Black and white, three-quarter-length photograph of Maud Gonne, standing hand on hip in a defiant pose. Her dark, elaborate hat has a bird's wings jutting out on top; her dark jacket has a standaway collar, leg-of-mutton sleeves, decoration all over and a tight belt.
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Milestones

Probably 21 December 1866
MG was born at Tongham Manor near the small village of the same name, in southern England, on this day or possibly a whole year earlier. Her birth was not registered.
This is the date given by the Dictionary of Irish Biography.
McGuire, James, and James Quinn, editors. Dictionary of Irish Biography.
Levenson, Samuel. Maud Gonne. Reader’s Digest Press, 1976.
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Gonne, Maud. A Servant of the Queen. Jeffares, A. Norman and Anna MacBride WhiteEditors , University of Chicago Press, 1995.
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June 1890
MG delivered the first of her many public speeches in England (at Barrow-in-Furness in Lancashire) on behalf of the Irish Parliamentary Party , which at that point she supported.
Bobotis, Andrea. “Rival Maternities: Maud Gonne, Queen Victoria, and the Reign of the Political Mother”. Victorian Studies, No. 1, pp. 63 -83.
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By late October 1938
MG published her ironically-titled autobiography, A Servant of the Queen. The queen here is not the British monarch, but Cathleen Ni Houlihan the mythological queen and personification of Ireland, whom MG played in the drama (by Yeats and Augusta Gregory ) titled with Cathleen's name.
Servants of the Queen was the original title of a poem in Kipling's The Jungle Book (later retitled Her Majesty's Servants).
“The Times Digital Archive 1785-2007”. Thompson Gale: The Times Digital Archive.
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Gonne, Maud. A Servant of the Queen. Jeffares, A. Norman and Anna MacBride WhiteEditors , University of Chicago Press, 1995.
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April 27, 1953
MG died at Roebuck House in Clonskeagh of the tuberculosis which she had harboured for most of her life.
McGuire, James, and James Quinn, editors. Dictionary of Irish Biography.

Biography

Birth and Family

Probably 21 December 1866
MG was born at Tongham Manor near the small village of the same name, in southern England, on this day or possibly a whole year earlier. Her birth was not registered.
This is the date given by the Dictionary of Irish Biography.
McGuire, James, and James Quinn, editors. Dictionary of Irish Biography.
Levenson, Samuel. Maud Gonne. Reader’s Digest Press, 1976.
9-11
Gonne, Maud. A Servant of the Queen. Jeffares, A. Norman and Anna MacBride WhiteEditors , University of Chicago Press, 1995.
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