Annie Besant, writer and campaigner for women’s rights – born on 1 October 1847 – The British Newspaper Archive Blog

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Annie Besant, writer and campaigner for women’s rights – born on 1 October 1847

Annie Besant, a leading political activist and social justice campaigner in the 19th and 20th centuries, was born in Clapham, London, on 1 October 1847.

 

To celebrate the day of her birth, here are four newspaper stories from that offer an insight into her character, political and social beliefs.

Arrest of Annie Besant
Sussex Advertiser | 10 April 1877

 

historical newspaper report on Annie Besant
Yorkshire Gazette | 15 October 1892

 

 

historical newspaper report on Annie Besant
Dundee Evening Telegraph | 7 December 1897

 

Annie Besant turns 80
Aberdeen Press and Journal | 17 October 1927

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