Thursday, 20 June 2019

797) John MacBride

John MacBride (sometimes written John McBride; 1868 –1916). Irish republican and military leader executed by the British for his participation in the 1916 Irish Easter Rising in Dublin.
In 1903 he married Maud Gonne and the following year they had a son, Seàn. They separated in 1905.

- "His red hair and long nose led to him being given the nickname "Foxy Jack".

- "Yeats biographer R. F. Foster describes John MacBride as red-haired, heavy drinking, physically brave..."…

- "On that initial glance he appeared a wiry, soldierly-looking man with red hair and skin burnt brick-red..."…

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