Socialist League


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Occupation William Morris
WM published the first volume of his successful poem The Earthly Paradise (said to be the longest in the English language) in 1868; two other volumes followed in 1870. He delivered hundreds of lectures on...
politics William Morris
In early 1883 WM became a member of the Social Democratic Federation . After disagreements with its leader, H. M. Hyndman , Morris and others formed the Socialist League in late 1884. He left this...


22 March 1857
The death by arsenic poisoning of her lover, shipping clerk Emile L'Angelier , led to the prominent trial for murder of Madeleine Smith , daughter of an affluent Glasgow architect.
William Morris published with Reeves of London the first of his Chants for Socialists: No 1. The Day is Coming.
December 1884
Eleanor Marx , William Morris , and Edward Aveling were among those who formed the Socialist League after abandoning the Social Democratic Federation in protest over H. M. Hyndman 's leadership.
February 1885
The first number of Commonweal, the Socialist League 's official publication, appeared in London.
March 1885
The first issue of the first British anarchist journal was edited by Henry Seymour and published by The International Publishing Company in London under the title Anarchist: A Revolutionary Review.