Hilaire Belloc

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Gender Male
Industry Non-Profit
Occupation Writer - People's Historian
Location King's Land, Sussex, United Kingdom
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Introduction Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc (27 July 1870 - 16 July 1953) was an Anglo-French writer and historian who became a naturalised British subject in 1902. He was one of the most prolific writers in England during the early twentieth century. He was known as a writer, orator, poet, satirist, man of letters and political activist. He is most notable for his Catholic faith, which had a strong impact on most of 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. His most lasting legacy is probably his verse, which encompasses cautionary tales and religious poetry. Among his best-remembered poems are Jim, who ran away from his nurse, and was eaten by a lion and Matilda, who told lies and was burnt to death. Recent biographies of Belloc have been written by A. N. Wilson and Joseph Pearce.
Interests Most things except Modernity...
Favorite Movies I don't have a telephone; never mind a TV set.
Favorite Music Mozart
Favorite Books Anything by Virgil, Cobbett, Eddison, Ronsard (and his contemporaries), Swift, Milton, Wodehouse, GK Chesterton, bits of Dean Inge and finally to books: Rasselas and Candide.