Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874, the son of an estate agent. Educated at St. Paul's School, he then became an art student at the Slade. While working for a publisher in the 1890s, he turned to journalism, writing articles on artistic and political matters. This he would do throughout his career in periodicals such as The Speaker and New Witness (which he edited from 1916). Notably, he demonstrated a strongly anti-imperialist stance during the Boer War. In 1901, his position on the Liberal paper The Daily News gained him a measure of financial stability, and enabled him to marry Francis Blogg. That same year, they moved into Overstrand Mansions, Battersea.
Chesterton's writing career …
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Bridges, James. "G. K. Chesterton". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 October 2004
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