The generally accepted story is that British militant suffragists performed an unexpected and abrupt move away from the feminist
movement and towards a fiercely jingoistic nationalist campaign once the war began in 1914. Yet, given the nature of exchanges
between Irish and British militant feminists, Irish feminists should not have been surprised by this turn from gender solidarity to English
nationalism. In this article, I argue that Irish-British militant feminist entanglements worked to expose the powerful role that English
nationalism played in suffrage politics at a time when nearly all the focus was on the disruptive influence of Irish nationalism.