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Besant

Annie, née Wood. 1847--1933, British theosophist, writer, and political reformer in England and India

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bezant
An ornament shaped like a coin or disk; sometimes used in a series in decorative molding designs.
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The numbers of potential readers are staggering: As Leps points out, Walter Besant calculated that the reading public for English books went from 50,000 to 120,000,000 between 1830 and 1890 (p.