22 October 2016

Cimetière du Père-Lachaise (continued): #15: Hilaire Belloc

The writer Hilaire Belloc (1870–1953) was born in La Celle-Saint-Cloud (France) and died in Guilford (UK). His mother, Elizabeth Rayner–Parkes (1829–1925), also a writer and was the grand-daughter of the chemist Joseph Priestley. His sister, Marie Belloc Lowndes, became a novelist. He was MP for Salford South between 1906 and 1910 and spent most of his life in Shipley, West Sussex.

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