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London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

R.H. Tawney

1880 - 1962

 
 
R.H. Tawney Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
1. R.H. Tawney Marker
Inscription.
Historian, Teacher,
and
Political Writer
lived here

 
Erected by Greater London Council.
 
Location. 51° 31.517′ N, 0° 7.056′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Mecklenburgh Square just north of Mecklenburgh Place, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21 Mecklenburgh Square, London Borough of Camden, England WC1N 2AD, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sir Syed Ahmed Khan (here, next to this marker); Charlotte Mew (within shouting distance of this marker); Hilda Doolittle (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sydney Smith (about 180 meters away); Vera Brittain and Winifred Holtby (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Horizon Magazine (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Bloomsbury Group (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); John Howard (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tawney, Professor Richard Henry (1880–1962) (The Inst. of Historical Research, Univ. of London. "A leading economic historian of his era, Tawney
R.H. Tawney Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
2. R.H. Tawney Marker - Wide View
was also a comitted Christian and socialist whose beliefs informed his approach to the subject. He was also a major influence on the Labour Party and supporter of the Workers' Educational Association." (Submitted on November 17, 2017.) 

2. Richard Henry Tawney (Encyclopedia Britannica). "Richard Henry Tawney, (born Nov. 30, 1880, Calcutta, India—died Jan. 16, 1962, London, Eng.), English economic historian and one of the most influential social critics and reformers of his time. He was also noted for his scholarly contributions to the economic history of England from 1540 to 1640....In probably his most provocative and influential book, The Acquisitive Society (1920), he held that the acquisitiveness of capitalist society was a morally wrong motivating principle. Acquisitiveness, he said, corrupted both rich and poor. He argued that in capitalist societies work is deprived of its inherent value and thus becomes drudgery, for it is looked at solely as a means to something else." (Submitted on November 17, 2017.) 
 
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