"'Beloc,' Ford said. 'Did I cut him!'"

Anglo-French poet, novelist and political thinker Hilaire Belloc was born near Paris in 1870. The majority of his writing reflects his deep-seated faith in Roman Catholicism. Although his mother and sister (for more on Marie Belloc Lowndes see bookmark for page 16) were strong advocates of women's rights, Belloc remained 'opposed to women's voting as men vote. I call it immoral, because I think the bringing of one's women, one's mothers and sisters into the political arena, disturbs the relations between the sexes.'