Helen Bosanquet

Helen Bosanquet
Other names
née Dendy
Birth and death
1860 - 1925
Profession details
Social theorist, Social reformer
Related place
Alistair Grant

Helen Bosanquet [née Dendy] (1860-1925), social theorist and social reformer, wife of Bernard Bosanquet. Her reputation faded for most of the twentieth century. Beatrice Webb described her disparagingly in her diaries as 'the little woman'. She was, however, a major figure in the development of British social work; and her theoretical and sociological writings were rediscovered with new relevance in the late twentieth century. Her most important books were: 'Rich and Poor' (1896), 'The Standard of Life and other Studies' (1898), 'The Strength of the People' (1902), and 'The Family' (1906).

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