Robert Blatchford

(1851—1943) journalist and author

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journalist and socialist, was one of the founders of the Manchester Fabian Society in 1890. In 1891, with four colleagues, he started The Clarion, a socialist weekly which ran until 1932, in which appeared his series of articles, Merrie England; these appeared as a book in 1893 and made many converts to the cause of socialism. His autobiography, My Eighty Years, appeared in 1931.

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