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Who is Hilaire Belloc?

Hilaire Belloc: Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc was an Anglo-French writer and historian. He was one of the most prolific writers in England during the early twentieth century. He was known as a writer, orator, poet, sailor, satirist, man of letters, soldier and political activist. He is most notable for his Catholic faith, which had a strong impact on his works, and his writing collaboration with G. K. Chesterton. He was President of the Oxford Union and later MP for Salford from 1906 to 1910. He was a noted disputant, with a number of long-running feuds, but also widely regarded as a humane and sympathetic man.

  • also known as Joseph Hilaire Peter Belloc
  • born on (144 years ago) in La Celle-Saint-Cloud
  • nationality: United Kingdom, France
  • religion: Catholicism
  • education:
  • profession: Writer, politician
  • Marriage with Elodie Hogan since
  • died on (62 years ago) in Guildford
  • written works: "The question and the answer", "The party system", "The postmaster-general", "Six British battles", "Mr. Petre", "The path to Rome", "The man who made gold", "The silence of the sea", "Mrs. Markham's new history of England", "The contrast", "Land & water map of the war and how to use it", "Charles the First, King of England", "The river of London", "Return to the Baltic", "Danton", "A general sketch of the European War", "The restoration of property", "The distributive state", "England and the Faith", "Elizabethan commentary", "Mr. Clutterbuck's election", "Can the loser pay?", "The old road", "A pamphlet", "Warfare in England", "The second year of the war", "The county of Sussex", "Anti-Catholic history: How it is written", "The last rally", "Miniatures of French History", "The crusade", "On anything", "Many cities", "The aftermath", "The bad child's book of beasts", "The highway", "New cautionary tales", "The Mass in English", "The Historic Thames", "On nothing & kindred subjects", "An anthology of his prose and verse", "Towns of destiny", "Matilda, die so schrecklich log", "Lambkin's remains", "Economics for Helen", "Heroic poem in praise of wine", "The old road from Canterbury to Winchester", "The fairy omnibus", "The case of Dr. Coulton", "A picked company"
  • nomination: - nominated to Locus Award for Best Art Book - "Cautionary Tales for Children", with Edward Gorey

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To Commemorate Hilaire Belloc 1870 - 1953 Writer, Poet & Walker "Lift up your hearts in Gumber"

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