Lady Constance Lytton



❰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.Lady Constance Lytton

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  • Hardcover
  • 356 pages
  • Lady Constance Lytton
  • Lyndsey Jenkins
  • English
  • 28 October 2015
  • 9781849547956

10 thoughts on “Lady Constance Lytton

  1. says:

    Two necessities for good nonfiction being well organized and intelligently written are such a part of this book as to make it seem to have been accomplished effortlessly From the beginning I found it easy to immerse myself in the life of Lady Constance Lytton and loved hearing the little details about the family she was born into The British national history intertwined with Constance's personal history were especially interesting to me as well as it really helped me build a frame of reference for all the events What I appreciated most was the feeling of intimacy throughout the book Being shown such a wide variety of personal communications and observations made me feel as if I knew Constance which is about as much as one can hope for in a biography

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