Lady Constance Lytton

The stories that began to leak out - of bungled operations, of dirty tubes, of screams half-heard through brick walls, of straitjackets and handcuff s - outraged the suffragettes.

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Author: Lyndsey Jenkins

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 9781849548922

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Lady Constance Lytton (1869-1923) was the most unlikely of suffragettes. One of the elite, she was the daughter of a Viceroy of India and a lady in waiting to the Queen. She grew up in the family home of Knebworth and in embassies around the world. For forty years, she did nothing but devote herself to her family, denying herself the love of her life and possible careers as a musician or a reviewer. Then came a chance encounter with a suffragette. Constance was intrigued; witnessing Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst on trial convinced her of the urgent necessity of votes for women and she went to prison for the cause as gleefully as any child going on a school trip. But, once jailed, Constance soon found that her name and her connections singled her out for unwelcome special treatment. By now, 1909, the suffragettes were hunger striking and the government had retaliated with force-feeding. The stories that began to leak out - of bungled operations, of dirty tubes, of screams half-heard through brick walls, of straitjackets and handcuff s - outraged the suffragettes. Constance decided on her most radical step yet: to go to prison in disguise. Taking the name Jane Warton, she cut her hair, put on glasses and ugly clothes and got herself arrested in Liverpool. Once in prison, she was force-fed eight times before her identity was discovered and she was released. Her case became a cause célèbre, with debate raging in The Times and questions being asked in the House of Commons. Lady Constance Lytton became an inspiration and, in the end, a martyr. In this extraordinary new biography, Lyndsey Jenkins reveals for the first time the fascinating story of the woman who abandoned a life of privilege to fight for women's rights.

Letters of Constance Lytton

First published in 1925, this selection provides insight into the life of an influential figure in the women's suffrage movement.

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Author: Constance Lytton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108078566

Category: History

Page: 326

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First published in 1925, this selection provides insight into the life of an influential figure in the women's suffrage movement.

Prisons Prisoners Some Personal Experiences

Some of the experiences which I have to record are of so unusual a character that I think it will help to a better understanding on the part of my readers if I briefly outline the drift of my existence before I became aware of the women’s ...

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Author: Lady Constance Georgina Bulwer-Lytton

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465610157

Category: Prisoners

Page: 337

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Some of the experiences which I have to record are of so unusual a character that I think it will help to a better understanding on the part of my readers if I briefly outline the drift of my existence before I became aware of the women’s movement, and in touch with that section of it known as the “Militant Suffragettes.” My father had been dead fifteen years and I was thirty-nine years old in 1906, when my narrative begins. I lived with my mother in the country. Two sisters and two brothers had left the home when they were young—the sisters to marry, the brothers to train for and enter their professions. I assumed, as did all my friends and relations, that, being past the age when marriage was likely, I should always remain at home. In my early girlhood I had a yearning to take up music professionally; again, after father’s death, when unexpected financial misfortunes caused my mother great anxiety, I had longed to try my hand at journalism; and once more, a few years later, I had the same ambition. But these wishes, finding no favour, had in each case eventually to be repressed, and in 1906 I had neither equipment, training nor inclination for an independent life. I had been more or less of a chronic invalid through the greater part of my youth. An overmastering laziness and a fatalistic submission to events as they befell were guiding factors in my existence. I was passionately fond of animals and of children, music was a great delight to me; otherwise I was not given to intellectual pursuits. So far as I know, I was an average ordinary human being, except perhaps for an exaggerated dislike of society and of publicity in any form. I had many intimate friends, both men and women, and also children. Such mental training as I have known was chiefly due to intercourse with them. I owed to them, as well as to my mother and many members of my family, a happy life, in spite of considerable physical suffering.

No Votes for Women

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Author: Lady Constance Georgina Lytton

Publisher: London : A. C. Fifield

ISBN: OCLC:13349780

Category: Women

Page: 32

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I Constance Lytton

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Author: Lady Constance Lytton

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:57727433

Category: Prisons

Page: 48

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Prisons and Prisoners

Lady Constance Lytton, a turn of the century suffragette, recounts her efforts on behalf of women's rights, and her experiences in prison

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Author: Lady Constance Lytton

Publisher: Virago Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105081875465

Category: Political Science

Page: 337

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Lady Constance Lytton, a turn of the century suffragette, recounts her efforts on behalf of women's rights, and her experiences in prison

Women in World History Laa Lyud

na Bulwer-Lytton; aunt of *Elisabeth Lutyens (1906-1983); never married. Until
1906, when a small inheritance from her godmother Lady Bloomfield afforded
independence, Lady Constance Lytton had lived a quiet life with her mother Lady
 ...

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Author: Anne Commire

Publisher: Gale Research International, Limited

ISBN: 0787640689

Category: History

Page: 847

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"Locating information on women is difficult and the editors have done a fine job assembling and publishing information extant on individual women from many nations both living and dead. Because in some cases only birth, marriage, children, and death dates are known, the 10,000 articles vary in length according to the subject. If you haven't been able to answer reference questions on women, you need this set."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001.

Prisons Prisoners

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Author: Lady Constance Lytton

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1011992957

Category: Women

Page: 337

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100 Years of Women s Suffrage

With an original introduction by Nancy A. Hewitt, the selections illuminate the lives and work of key figures while uncovering the endeavors of all women—across lines of gender, race, class, religion, and ethnicity—to gain, and use, the ...

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Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252051784

Category: History

Page: 272

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100 Years of Women’s Suffrage commemorates the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment by bringing together essential scholarship on the suffrage movement and women's voting previously published by the University of Illinois Press. With an original introduction by Nancy A. Hewitt, the selections illuminate the lives and work of key figures while uncovering the endeavors of all women—across lines of gender, race, class, religion, and ethnicity—to gain, and use, the vote. Beginning with works that focus on cultural and political suffrage battles, the chapters then look past 1920 to look at how women won, wielded, and continue to fight for access to the ballot. A curation of important scholarship on a pivotal historical moment, 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage captures the complex and enduring struggle for fair and equal voting rights. Contributors: Laura L. Behling, Erin Cassese, Mary Chapman, M. Margaret Conway, Carolyn Daniels, Bonnie Thornton Dill, Ellen Carol DuBois, Julie A. Gallagher, Barbara Green, Nancy A. Hewitt, Leonie Huddy, Kimberly Jensen, Mary-Kate Lizotte, Lady Constance Lytton, and Andrea Radke-Moss

Wall Tappings

An International Anthology of Women's Prison Writings, 200 to the Present Judith
A. Scheffler. Lady. Constance. Lytton. (1869-1923) Constance Georgina Lytton
was a daughter of British diplomat Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton, first earl of ...

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Author: Judith A. Scheffler

Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 1558612734

Category: Fiction

Page: 329

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Groundbreaking historical and international anthology of women's prison writings.

Letters

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Author: Lady Constance Lytton

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:86013085

Category:

Page: 272

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Prisons Prisoners

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Author: Lady Constance Lytton

Publisher:

ISBN: 0715811541

Category: Women

Page: 337

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