Constance Lytton

Constance Lytton

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lady Constance Georgina Bulwer-Lytton (Jane Warton, Jane Wharton) (born 12 January 1869, Vienna, died 2 May 1923, Knebworth House) was an influential British suffragette activist, writer, speaker and campaigner for prison reform, votes for women, and birth control. Although she was raised as member of the privileged, ruling class elite within British Society, she rejected this background to join the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU), the most militant group of Suffragette activists, campaigning for "Votes for Women." She was subsequently imprisoned four times including once in Walton gaol in Liverpool[4] under the nom de guerre Jane Warton, where she was force fed whilst on hunger strike. She chose the alias and disguise of an 'ugly London seamstress' to avoid receiving special treatment and privileges due to her family title while imprisoned. (Her brother was a member of the House of Lords.) She wrote pamphlets on women's rights, articles in The Times newspaper, and a book on her experiences Prisons and Prisoners which was published in 1914.
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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136650991
  • 9786136650999