Charles Marson


Birthday May 16, 1859

Birth Sign Taurus

Birthplace England

DEATH DATE Mar 3, 1914 (54)

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English journalist and folk writer who was considered a major player in the rise of Christian Socialism. He published a collection of folk songs, which were influential in the first British folk revival.

Before Fame

He began writing for the Pall Mall Gazette and later became the editor of the Christian Socialist monthly newspaper.


He joined the Fabian Society in 1885 and remained a member until 1913.

Family Life

He married Chloe Byrne in 1890, and they had a son and a daughter.

Associated With

He was a friend and collaborator of the writer Edith Nesbit.