British suffragette activist, writer, and speaker Constance Lytton.

Constance Lytton

(1869 - 1923)

The daughter of an earl and a lady-in-waiting to Queen Victoria, Constance Lytton on January 14, 1910, disguised herself as a seamstress and helped to lead a suffragette demonstration, during which she threw a rock and was sentenced to fourteen days in jail. She went on a hunger strike and was force-fed eight times before officials discovered her true identity and released her. She published her account of the ordeal, Prisons & Prisoners, in 1914.

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