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Constance Markievicz tea towel

Constance Georgine Markievicz (1868-1927), known as Countess Markievicz, was an Irish Sinn Fein and Fianna Fáil politician, revolutionary nationalist, suffragette and socialist. She took part in the Easter Rising in 1916, when Irish Republicans attempted to end British rule and establish an Irish Republic. She was sentenced to death but this was reduced on the grounds of her sex. On 28 December 1918, she was the first woman elected to the British House of Commons but she did not take up her seat. She was also the first woman in the world to hold a cabinet position (Minister of Labour of the Irish Republic 1919-1922). 

 

Specifications: Half Panama unbleached cotton (heavy weight, textured finish). Stitched on all four sides. Includes hanging loop. Measures approximately 48cm x 70cm. Machine wash at 40 degrees max. We recommend that before you use your tea towel for the first time you wash it at least once to soften up the material and make it more absorbent for drying dishes. Please note size can vary slightly.