Thursday, 20 June 2019

796) Maud Gonne

Maud Gonne MacBride (1866 – 1953). English-born Irish revolutionary, suffragette and actress. Of Anglo-Irish descent, she was won over to Irish nationalism by the plight of evicted people in the Land Wars. She also actively agitated for Home Rule.
She was a member of the magical organisation Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
In 1903 she married John MacBride and the following year they had a son, Seàn. They separated in 1905.

- "She was young, twenty-two, tall with flaming red hair..."…/poe…/yeats/josephinehart/aboutyeats.html

- "Maud Gonne was six feet tall with a figure and face to match, and golden crown of red hair. She was classed among the great beauties of her era."…/maud-gonne-nationalist-revolut…

- "Maud Gonne was presented at the viceregal court in Dublin the following year, and, with her striking height (she was nearly six feet tall) and red-gold hair, her beauty made an immediate impression."…/encyclo…/gonne-maud-1866-1953

- "At 6 foot tall, with masses of auburn hair and fiery eyes, she was considered majestically beautiful and would spend her life fighting tirelessly for the cause of Irish Independence."…/intera…/maud-gonne-macbride/

 - "According to his biographer R F Foster, Maud Gonne appeared to Yeats "majestic, unearthly… Immensely tall, bronze-haired, with a strong profile and beautiful skin, she was a fin-de-siecle beauty in Valkyrie mode".

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