Besant and Bradlaugh agreed not to publish, and at least won their liberty.
Besant sounds like a fascinating woman, the kind of person we need more of in this world.
I wanted to write about Annie Besant primarily because I admired her for her courage.
Back in 1877, Annie Besant and Charles Bradlaugh found themselves in front of the Lord Chief Justice, defending their publication of a small book in a trial that was described as ‘one of the most critical in the history of our liberties’.
For their troubles, Besant and Bradlaugh stood in the dock accused of circulating obscene material calculated to deprave public morals and faced the likelihood of a lengthy stretch in jail.
Besant had decided to conduct her own defence, and for two days she spoke eloquently and compellingly about the reasons for its existence.
Jessica Douglas-Home/ The Imperial On the way back, Ms. Wingfield was joined by Anne Besant and Krishnamurthy, leaders of the Theosophic religous movement.
During my twenties, esotericists like Annie Besant and Dane Rudhyar, the renowned astrologer and modern
As a beneficiary of her wisdom, I salute Annie Besant.
This was not going to happen if Annie Besant had anything to say about it.