Lady Constance Georgina Bulwer-Lytton(1869-1923), Suffragette; daughter of 1st Earl of Lytton
Sitter in 7 portraits
Daughter of Edward and Edith Bulwer-Lytton, Constance was born into a privileged family with links to the aristocracy of Britain. Constance became an important member of the Women's Social and Political Union, testing how society treated women from different backgrounds. After visiting suffragettes in Holloway, she became an ardent campaigner for women's rights but her own arrests were usually short lived due to her families connections. In 1910, assuming the identity of a working woman called 'Miss Jane Warton' she took part in protests in Liverpool. This resulted in her arrest and being forcibly fed. In 1914, Prisons and Prisoners was published, recounting her experiences and leading to prison reform.
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