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Constance Lytton (1869-1923) was an influential British suffragette, vocal in matters of women’s rights, prison reform, and birth control. She was a part of the Women’s Social and Political Union, and was imprisoned four times for her actions in support of the cause.

Although of a high position in society, she adopted the persona of a poor seamstress while in prison, in order to avoid special treatment. She wrote a book in which she revealed the lurid conditions and the force feeding she was subjected to while on hunger strike. Among her other writings were women’s rights pamphlets and articles in The Times newspaper.