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Today's warrior was an Irish revolutionary and suffragettes who reshaped British politics. We're talking about constant market. Constance was born in eighteen sixty eight in London England. Her father was a wealthy philanthropist. By the name of Sir Henry gore-booth his activism inspired constants and her younger sister Eva who also became a suffragette constance is childhood circle was filled with politicians intellectuals creatives. She was even friends with the poet. W B Gates who became one of the most important figures in twentieth century literature. I am going to begin with all. The political and artistic energy in their network trickled down to Eva and constance. Eva was first to become involved in the women's suffrage and labor movements while constance was initially resistant. She soon joined eva in the fight for equality but constant is packed to politics. Wasn't linear at the age of twenty. Four constant studied painting at an art school in London after that she enrolled at a prestigious school in Paris there she met her husband with whom she had one child in. Nineteen oh three. Constants moved to Dublin with her husband where she surrounded herself with the creative elite while she still painted and used her artistic prowess her focus transition to politics in nineteen o eight constance joined the Revolutionary Women's movement daughters of Ireland. She also joined Shin Fain which still exists as a left wing. Irish Republican political party. What would infant actually do to solve the crisis shinned fame with delivered the biggest from the three years later constance was arrested for protesting against King George? V visits to the country during the demonstration. She threw stones pictures of the King and Queen and was arrested. It was constant is first of several arrests but the possibility of jail time didn't stop her political activism a few years later constance participated in the Easter rising. An insurrection launched by Irish Republicans to end British rule in Ireland because of her participation constance was put in prison and sentenced to death but because of her gender constancy sentence was reduced to life in prison when she found out about that. Change Constant said to her captors. I do wish your lot had the decency to shoot me in prison. Contents was held in solitary confinement. She nearly starved to death and was forced to do strenuous labor. She was released a year later but was imprisoned again shortly thereafter in one thousand nine hundred eighteen while constants was still in prison. She was elected to the House of Commons as the representative for Dublin Saint Patrick's division a UK parliamentary constituency in Ireland. She became the first woman elected to the United Kingdom of comments. Constants refused to swear an oath of allegiance to the king and did not take her seat instead she along with other Irish Republicans organized a new government called the Dale Iron. When constance was released from prison she served in the first. Dale Iran as the Minister of Labor from Nineteen Nineteen to nineteen twenty two. She was the first woman to be an Irish cabinet minister and she was the only woman to hold that position until nineteen seventy nine in nineteen twenty six constants left her political party to join another even so she was re elected the following year but she never took her seat a month after her reelection in nineteen twenty seven constance died. She was fifty nine years old. Constance is best remembered for her roles as a revolutionary a politician a socialist an undaunted activist