Review of Reviews,  3 (1891), 230–43.

Character Sketch: March. Charles Bradlaugh

Anon / Annie Besant


Regular Feature—Editorial, Introduction / Biography


Freethought, Christianity, Unbelief, Controversy, Radicalism, Population, Sex, Publishing

People mentioned:

Charles A Watts

    Describes the role played by the recently deceased Charles Bradlaugh in 'the bitter conflicts by which an organised freethought party was built up in this country' (235). Asserts that 'To-day, largely because of the work this man has done for liberty, thought and criticism have become so free that they seem a matter of course' (238). Also recounts how the publication of Charles Knowlton's neo-Malthusian The Fruits of Philosophy led to a celebrated obscenity trial (242).

© Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Project, Universities of Leeds and Sheffield, 2005 - 2020

Printed from Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical: An Electronic Index, v. 4.0, The Digital Humanities Institute <> [accessed ]