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Letters of Constance Lytton


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, General

  • Date Published: November 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108078566

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  • First published in 1925, this selection of letters throws light upon the life and character of Constance Lytton (1869–1923), a brave and influential figure in the movement for women's suffrage. From an aristocratic background, she became a member of the Women's Social and Political Union in 1909, calling on the support of her many contacts. Among her achievements was the first-hand exposure of the poor treatment and force-feeding of working-class women on hunger strike in prison: she deliberately had herself arrested and imprisoned in disguise and under an alias. Compiled by her sister, Betty Balfour (1867–1942), these letters cover her adult life, mainly comprising correspondence from Lytton to close family members, interspersed with illustrations of her and her family. Despite omissions - particularly details relating to her personal relationships - this collection remains an important tribute to her life and to the history of suffrage and prison reform.

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    • Date Published: November 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108078566
    • length: 326 pages
    • dimensions: 212 x 140 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.44kg
    • contains: 17 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. 1887–92
    2. 1892
    3. 1893–6
    4. 1896–9
    5. 1899–1902
    6. 1902–8
    7. The suffrage fight
    8. Last years.

  • Author

    Constance Lytton


    Betty Balfour

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