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Besant, Sir Walterlocked

(1836–1901)
  • Simon Eliot

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Besant, Sir Walter (1836–1901), writer and campaigner for authors' rights, was born on 14 August 1836 at 3 St George's Square, Portsea, the fifth child and third son in a family of six sons and four daughters of William Besant (1800–1879), a wine merchant of ...

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