George Jacob Holyoake

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George Jacob Holyoake

George Jacob Holyoake spoke at the Society on several occasions, for example in 1886 he delivered a Discourse titled ‘Hostile and Generous Toleration’. Holyoake was the last person imprisoned for blasphemy in England and he coined the term ‘Secularism’. Portrait by Holyoake’s nephew Rowland Holyoake, 1902

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