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Lifetime: 1857 - 1955 Passed: ≈ 68 years ago





Edward R. Pease

Edward R. Pease was an English author, historian, and political activist who lived from 1857 to 1955. He is remembered for his many notable works on English history, as well as his involvement in the socialist movement and his commitment to social justice.

Pease was born into a Quaker family in Darlington, England, and was educated at home. He became interested in history at a young age and began writing articles and essays on various historical topics. His first major work was a biography of Elizabeth Fry, a pioneering prison reformer and fellow Quaker.

Pease was a committed socialist and political activist, and his writing often reflected his views on social justice and equality. He was a co-founder of the Fabian Society, a socialist group that advocated for gradual social change through education and legislation. He also served on the executive committee of the Independent Labour Party and was involved in various other progressive organizations.

In addition to his political activism, Pease was a prolific writer and historian. His most famous work is probably "The History of the Fabian Society," which is still considered one of the definitive works on the subject. He also wrote biographies of other prominent historical figures, including Charles Kingsley and Sir Rowland Hill, as well as several books on English history.

Pease's philosophy was deeply rooted in his commitment to social justice and equality. He believed that society should be organized in a way that promoted the common good and that individuals should be valued for their contributions to society, rather than their wealth or social status.

Edward R. Pease died in 1955 at the age of 97. He is remembered for his many contributions to English history and politics, as well as his commitment to social justice and equality. His work continues to be read and studied today, and he remains an important figure in the history of English socialism and political activism.

Books by Edward R. Pease

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The History of the Fabian Society

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It is a comprehensive account of the formation and early years of the Fabian Society, a socialist organization founded in the late 19th century in the United Kingdom. The book was first published in 1916, and it provides a detailed history of the Fa...