❰Read❯ ➪ Lady Constance Lytton Author Lyndsey Jenkins – E17streets4all.co.uk 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 ueen She grew up in the family home of Lady Constance Lytton – 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 ueen 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 Lady Constance eBook Ë 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 tripBut once jailed Constance soon found that her name and her connections singled her out for unwelcome special treatment By now 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 halfheard through brick walls of straitjackets and handcuffs – outraged the suffragettesConstance 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 uestions being asked in the House of Commons.
- 356 pages
- Lady Constance Lytton
- Lyndsey Jenkins
- 28 October 2015 Lyndsey Jenkins