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.