Charlotte Despard

















































Charlotte Despard (née French) 1844-1939

Born in Kent, England. She was a dedicated and enthusiastic supporter of radical causes. She promoted the emancipation of women, supported the workers during the 1913 lock out and also Sinn Féin during the War of Independence. She recorded details of army and police atrocities in Cork and Kerry at a time when her brother was the Viceroy! She was involved with the Women’s Defence League, the Friends of Soviet Russia and publicly argued against the Fascists. She is buried in Dublin.


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