1st Edition

Lives of Victorian Political Figures, Part III Queen Victoria, Florence Nightingale, Annie Besant and Millicent Garrett Fawcett by their Contemporaries

    1712 Pages
    by Routledge

    The third set in this successful series focuses on four iconic female political figures from the Victorian era: Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), Annie Besant (1847-1933) and Millicent Garrett Fawcett (1847-1929).

    Wide-ranging political issues are addressed such as women's suffrage, birth control and female education- contentious topics as women sought to improve their legal, educational, political, marital and economic status.

    Carefully selected extracts from biographies, memoirs, diaries, private letters and other ephemera reveal how these iconic women were viewed by their contemporaries.

    Volume 3: Annie Besant Editor: Nancy Fix Anderson Reverend Charles Maurice Davies, Mystic London: or, Phases of Occult Life in the Metropolis (1875); Anon, 'Annie Besant', The Secular Chronicle (1878); Charles Bradlaugh, 'Review: Modern Socialism by Annie Besant', The National Reformer (1886); W P Ball, Mrs Besant's Socialism: An Examination and an Exposure (1886); John M Robertson, 'Mrs Besant's Libel Action', The National Reformer (1889); Charles Bradlaugh, 'Some Words of Explanation', National Reformer (1889); G W Foote, Mrs Besant's Theosophy (1889); R Jagannathiah, 'Persecution by the Freethinkers', Theosophist (1890); Dr C R Drysdale, 'Mrs Annie Besant's Objections to Neo-Malthusianism', The Malthusian (1891); W T Stead, 'Character Sketch: Mrs Annie Besant', Review of Reviews (1891); Edmund Garrett, Isis Very Much Unveiled, Being the Story of the Great Mahatma Hoax (1894); W E Gladstone, 'True and False Conceptions of the Atonement', Nineteenth Century (1894); Anon, 'Two Noble Lives; and Another', London Quarterly Review (1894); Anon, 'Annie Besant, An Autobiography', Athenaeum (1894); Kaliprasanna Kavyabisharad, Mrs Besant in India: Her Stratagem and Foolishness Exposed (1894); Anon, Who Is Mrs Besant? And Why Has She Come to India? (1894); Selected Articles, Indian Social Reformer (1894-97); Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner, Charles Bradlaugh: A Record of His Life and Work by His Daughter (1902); Elisabeth Severs, 'Mrs Annie Besant: Her Work for Women', Common Cause: The Organ of the Women's Movement for Reform (1911); Henry Mayers Hyndman, Further Reminiscences (1912); George Bernard Shaw, 'Mrs Besant as a Fabian Socialist', Theosophist (1917); Bipin Chandra Pal, Mrs Annie Besant: A Psychological Study (1917); Tom Mann, Tom Mann's Memoirs (1923); Malcolm Quin, Memoirs of a Positivist (1924); George Lansbury, 'Mrs Besant as a Politician', Dr Annie Besant: Fifty Years in Public Work (1924); Ben Tillett, Memories and Reflections (1931); Anon, 'Obituary of Annie Besant', Daily Express (1933); Anon, 'Obituary of Annie Besant', The Times (1933); W T Titterton, 'Annie Besant', G K's Weekly (1933); Anon, 'Mrs Frank Besant', The Guardian (1933); Esther Bright, Old Memories and Letters of Annie Besant (1936)


    Nancy Fix Anderson