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Sir Walter Besant

Person  Male  Born 14/8/1836  Died 9/6/1901

Novelist and London historian. Born Portsmouth. 1884 co-founded the Society of Authors. Secretary of the Palestine Exploration Fund. Originator of the People's Palace. First president of The Hampstead Antiquarian and Historical Society. Died at his house, Frognal End, in Frognal Gardens. Buried St John's Churchyard in Hampstead's nearby Church Row.

His younger brother Frank (1840–1917) was husband to Annie Besant. OOCities informs that, when that marriage failed, Walter and his wife took over the care of their son, Digby.

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Sir Walter Besant - Frognal

Sir Walter Besant, 1836 - 1901, novelist and antiquarian.

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Sir Walter Besant - Frognal Gardens

Sir Walter Besant (1836 - 1901) novelist and antiquary, lived and died here. ...

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Sir Walter Besant - Victoria Embankment

Bronze. Replica of the bust in St Paul's. Albeit this is a relief rather than...

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