Constance Lytton - Timeline


Edited extract from the Knebworth House memorial

  • 1869 – Lady Constance Georgina Lytton born.
  • 1880 – Family leaves India.
  • 1887 – Sister Betty marries Gerald Balfour (Arthur's brother).
  • 1897 – Sister Emily marries Edwin Lutyens, the architect.
  • 1908 – Godmother Lady Bloomfield dies, leaving her £1000. Lytton subsequently meets Annie Kenny and Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence.
  • 1909 – Becomes an official member of the WSPU.
  • 1909 – Imprisoned for the first time in February 1909.
  • 1909 – Her pamphlet 'No Votes for Women: A Reply to Some Recent Anti-Suffrage Publications' is published.
  • 1909 – Imprisoned for 2nd time in Holloway in October 1909.
  • 1910 – Disguises herself as Jane Warton and imprisoned for 3rd time in Walton Gaol, Liverpool, in terrible conditions. Force fed several times.
  • 1910 – Writes about her experiences in The Times.
  • 1911 – Imprisoned for the 4th time, in Holloway in November 1911
  • 1912 – Suffers a stroke from which she never fully recovers, but continues to write Prisons and Prisoners: an account of her time in custody.
  • 1914 – Prisons and Prisoners is published.
  • 1918 – Representation of the People Act 1918 gives the vote to all men, and to women over the age of 30.
  • 1923 – Lytton dies aged 54.
  • 1928 – Representation of the People Act 1928 gives the vote to women on the same grounds as men.

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