Annie Besant was born to a middle-class family of Irish origin in London in 1847. A few years after her father died a friend of the family helped her mother by taking the young Annie Besant into her care for education. From the personal account of Besant, what ensued was a joyful childhood with her education accenting the religious side of her character, which was to influence her later career path. In 1866, at the age of nineteen, she unwisely married the clergyman Mr. Frank Besant. Although deeply unhappy in her marriage, as her impulsive independent nature clashed with her husband’s traditional views, they had two children. However, in 1873 their marriage ended and Besant, completely rejecting Christianity, joined the National Secular Society,... [continues]
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