1865–1959

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Born: Ju­ly 18, 1865, Broms­grove, Here­ford, Eng­land.

Died: Feb­ru­a­ry 20, 1959, Glas­ton­bu­ry, So­mer­set, Eng­land.

Buried: St. Ma­ry’s, Bath­wick, Eng­land.

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Biography

Housman stu­died art at the Lam­beth School of Art and the Roy­al College of Art. He had great suc­cess as an il­lus­trat­or, but when his eye­sight be­gan to fail, he turned to writ­ing books and plays.

He wrote 80 books dur­ing his life­time. He oft­en seemed to fall afoul of the cen­sors, though, for re­li­gious and po­li­ti­cal reasons. A com­mit­ted so­cial­ist and pa­ci­fist, in 1907, he helped found the Men’s League for Wo­men’s Suf­frage. He was al­so an hon­or­a­ry as­so­ci­ate of the Wo­men Writ­ers’ Suff­rage League.

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