Annie became involved with Union organisers including the Bloody Sunday riot and the London matchgirls strike of 1888 and a leading speaker for the Fabian Society and the (Marxist) Social Democratic Federation and was elected to the London School Board for Tower Hamlets, topping the poll even though few women were qualified to vote at that time.
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About the Author
Annie Besant (born October 1, 1847, died September 20, 1933).She was a prominent British socialist, theosophist, women's rights activist, writer and orator and supporter of Irish and Indian self-rule. President of the Theosophical Society. Annie Besant died at age 85 in Adyar, Madras Presidency, British India. Her body was cremated.