The Wounded Years

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Historical Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

In 1881, Anna Parnell, sister of famed Irish nationalist Charles Stewart Parnell, was asked to form a Ladies' Land League to assist in what was coming to be called the Land War: a bitter struggle for the rights of tenants in Ireland.

Anna's role in that struggle ultimately left her disillusioned and furious and has since been largely forgotten. This is the story of her and the other women who made up the Ladies' Land League, their role in the years of conflict, and how they came to clash with the men who had begun as their allies.

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The Wounded Years

In 1881, Anna Parnell, sister of famed Irish nationalist Charles Stewart Parnell, was asked to form a Ladies' Land League to assist in what was coming to be called the Land War: a bitter struggle for the rights of tenants in Ireland.

Anna's role in that struggle ultimately left her disillusioned and furious and has since been largely forgotten. This is the story of her and the other women who made up the Ladies' Land League, their role in the years of conflict, and how they came to clash with the men who had begun as their allies. Read Chapter