Hilaire Belloc

 Hilaire  Belloc During the early twentieth century, he was one of England's most prolific writers. He was a poet, orator, sailor, satirist, man of literature, soldier, and political activist, among other things. His writings were heavily influenced by his Catholic religion. From 1906 to 1910, he was President of the Oxford Union and then MP for Salford.

He was a well-known squabbler who had a number of long-running quarrels, yet he was also well recognized as a compassionate and sensitive man. Belloc retained his French citizenship after becoming a naturalised British person in 1902.