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City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

W.T. Stead

1849-1912

 

—City of Westminster —

 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
1. W.T. Stead Marker
Inscription.
Journalist
and Reformer
of great renown
lived here
1904-1912

 
Erected by City of Westminster.
 
Location. 51° 29.779′ N, 0° 7.634′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Lord North Street and Smith Square, on the right when traveling south on Lord North Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13 Lord North Street, City of Westminster, England SW1P 3HA, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sir John Gielgud (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Lord Reith (about 90 meters away); T.E. Lawrence (about 150 meters away); The Buxton Memorial (about 180 meters away); Sir Thomas Peirson Frank (about 180 meters away); Trial of William Wallace (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Duck Island Cottage (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); The Battle of Britain Memorial (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .  W. T. Stead (Wikipedia). "William Thomas Stead (5 July 1849 – 15 April 1912) was an English newspaper editor who, as a pioneer of investigative
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
2. W.T. Stead Marker - Wide View
journalism, became a controversial figure of the Victorian era. Stead published a series of hugely influential campaigns whilst editor of The Pall Mall Gazette, and he is best known for his 1885 series of articles, The Maiden Tribute of Modern Babylon, written in support of a bill to raise the age of consent from 13 to 16, dubbed the "Stead Act."...Stead's 'new journalism' paved the way for the modern tabloid in Great Britain. He was influential in demonstrating how the press could be used to influence public opinion and government policy, and advocated "Government by Journalism". He was also well known for his reportage on child welfare, social legislation and reformation of England's criminal codes....Stead died aboard the RMS Titanic in its sinking, and was considered to be one of the most famous Englishmen on board." (Submitted on October 21, 2017.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 21, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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