Biographies & Pen Portraits
Rev James Booth (1806?-1879)
Launched in 1825/26 by Henry Brougham and Matthew Davenport Hill following an article in a journal (1821) by the radical Charles Knight deploring the woeful influence of the popular press on the wo
Born in London and educated at Eton he was a very religious person and a keen sportsman and both interests greatly influenced his educational beliefs.
Author, ’ Popular Educator,’ Pioneer Populariser of Inexpensive Publications and Publisher.