Lady Constance Lytton, daughter of a Viceroy of India, seemed the most unlikely of suffragettes. Witnessing the trial of Emmeline and Christobel Pankhurst, she was converted to the cause of women's suffrage. Constance changed her life, rejected her aristocratic background, and acquired a purpose. As an activist Lytton disguised her identity to avoid privileged treatment and when arrested, and subsequently jailed, went on hunger strike, being force-fed eight times. Constance Lytton became both an inspiration and a martyr.
Lyndsey Jenkins is a political speechwriter who has written for some of the United Kingdom's most influential politicians.
Foreword by Dr Helen Pankhurst xiii
Chapter One: Diplomat’s Daughter 1
Chapter Two: A Misfit among Eccentrics 25
Chapter Three: The Ponsonbys 41
Chapter Four: The Cause 75
Chapter Five: The Pankhursts 99
Chapter Six: Holloway 117
Chapter Seven: Militant 131
Chapter Eight: Becoming Jane 153
Chapter Nine: Conciliation 167
Chapter Ten: Betrayal 183
Chapter Eleven: Paralysis 195
Chapter Twelve: The Price of Victory 217