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Besant

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

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An ornament shaped like a coin or disk; sometimes used in a series in decorative molding designs.
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Surely Besant would have understood: Among the many thought forms generated for her book is a buoyant one meant to convey the "delighted appreciation of a beautiful picture.
Besant Hill won its second consecutive championship after claiming the Div.
Positioning my analysis in the broader context of Victorian women's autobiography and feminist and socialist writing, I want to show how the autobiographies of Besant and the Rossettis conceive of this modern media sphere and how they assess its possibilities for representing self, gender, and social inequalities amid entrenched wealth and power.
Mr Besant said: "There is perhaps some scaremongering, but there are some prudent steps a business can take to protect itself.
Walter Besant, Henry James, Robert Louis Stevenson.
Many industries now use self-employed contractors, many of whom work through companies of which they are the sole directors, and this ruling would affect them if they were ever subject to such a dismissal," Mr Besant said.
After the death of Olcott in 1907 Annie Besant (1847-1933) became president of the Theosophical Society.
For Walter Besant the following questions were deeply urgent.
Joyce takes us through nineteenth-century fictional depictions of nineteenth-century and mainly Victorian London, from Dickens and Harrison Ainsworth to Walter Besant, Mary Harkness and Arthur Morrison by way of R.
Author of Creative Negativity: Four Victorian Exemplars of the Female Quest, she argues that such Victorian questors as Julia Margaret Cameron, Anne Thackeray Ritchie, Annie Wood Besant, and Elizabeth Robins apply a set of strategies she denotes "creative negativity" to enable and disguise their journeys of self.
Blavatsky, Henry Steel Olcott, and Annie Besant, the movement shifted in its place among "the lunatic fringe" as its leaders changed.
The 24-year-old beauty has found love with hunky barman HENRY BESANT - after splitting with Fun Lovin' Criminals star HUEY MORGAN more than a year ago.