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Biography of Hilaire Belloc

English Poet (1870—1953)

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Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc (July 27, 1870 - July 16, 1953) was one of the most prolific writers in England during the early twentieth century.

Belloc is nowadays best remembered for his "cautionary tales", humorous poems with a moral, such as Matilda, who told lies and was burnt to death. Matilda's tale was adapted into the play "Matilda Liar!" by Debbie Isitt. One of Belloc's most famous statements was "Europe is the faith and the faith is Europe".

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