Hilaire Belloc

Hilaire Belloc

Author (1870 - 1953)

Hilaire Belloc was born in France and educated at Newman’s Oratory School and at Balliol College, Oxford. From 1906 to 1910 he was Liberal MP for Salford and literary editor of the Morning Post. As well as writing books of verse and novels, he also wrote on religious, social, and political topics.


Verses and Sonnets (1896)

The Bad Child’s Book of Beasts (1896)

More Beasts for Worse Children (1897)

The Modern Traveller (1898)

Danton; a study (1899)

Paris, its Sites, Monuments and History (1898)

A Moral Alphabet (1899)

Paris (1900)

Lambkin’s remains (1900)

Robespierre (1901)

The Path to Rome (1902)

Caliban’s Guide to Letters (1903)

Emmanuel Burden, Merchant (1904)

The Old Road: from Canterbury to Winchester (1904)

Hills and the Sea (1906)

Sussex (1906)

Cautionary Tales for Children (1907)

The Historic Thames (1907)

Mr. Clutterbuck’s Election (1908)

On Nothing and Kindred Subjects (1908)

On Everything (1909)

The Eye-Witness (1908)

A Change in the Cabinet (1909)

Marie Antoinette (1909)

The Pyrenees (1909)

Pongo and the Bull (1910)

On Anything (1910)

On Something (1910)

Verses (1910)

The Party System (1911)

More Peers (1911)

The Four Men: A Farrago (1911)

The French Revolution (1911)

The Girondin (1911)

First and last (1911)

The Servile State (1912)

The Green Overcoat (1912)

The River of London (1912)

This and That and the Other (1912)

The History of England (1912)

Warfare in England (1913)

The Book of the Bayeux tapestry (1914)

Land & Water; The World’s War Vol. II (Parts 14 to 26) (1914) magazine, also in hard covers

The History of England (1915)

The Two Maps of Europe (1915)

A Change in the Cabinet (1915)

A General Sketch of the European War, the First Phase (1915)

At the Sign of the Lion (1916) essays (US)

The last days of the French monarchy (1916)

A General Sketch of the European War, The Second Phase (1916)

The Free Press (1918)

Europe And The Faith (1920)

The House of Commons and Monarchy (1920)

The Jews (1922)

The Mercy of Allah (1922)

The Road (1923)

The Contrast (1923)

On (1923)

Economics for Helen (1924)

The Cruise of the Nona (1925)

This and that and the other (1925)

Mr. Petre (1925)

The French Revolution (1925)

The Campaign of 1812 and the Retreat from Moscow (1925)

A Companion to Mr. Wells’s “Outline of History” (1926)

Mr. Belloc Still Objects (1926)

The Catholic Church and History (1926)

Short Talks with the Dead and others (1926)

The emerald of Catherine the Great (1926)

Essays of Today and Yesterday (1926)

Miniatures of French History (1926)

Mrs. Markham’s New History of England (1926)

The Highway and Its Vehicles (1926)

Oliver Cromwell (1927)

The Haunted House (1927)

Towns of Destiny (1927)

Do We Agree?: A Debate Between G. K. Chesterton And Bernard Shaw, with Hilaire Belloc in the Chair (1928)

Many Cities (1928)

James II (1928)

But Soft – We Are Observed! (1928)

How the Reformation Happened (1928)

Belinda: a tale of affection in youth and age (1928)

A Conversation with an Angel: and other essays (1928)

The Chanty of the Nona (1928)

The Missing Masterpiece (1929)

Richelieu (1929)

Survivals and New Arrivals: The Old and New Enemies of the Catholic Church (1929)

The Man Who Made Gold (1930)

Wolsey (1930)

The Catholic Church and Current Literature (1930)

Joan of Arc (1930)

Pauline – Favorite Sister of Napoleon (1930)

New Cautionary Tales (1930)

Essays of a Catholic Layman in England (1931)

A Conversation with a Cat: and others (1931)

Cranmer (1931)

On Translation (1931)

Nine Nines or Novenas from a Chinese Litany of Odd Numbers (1931)

Napoleon (1932)

The Postmaster General (1932)

Saulieu of the Morvan (1932)

The Question and the Answer (1932)

Ladies and Gentlemen: For Adults Only and Mature at That (1932)

An Heroic Poem in Praise of Wine (1932)

Charles the First, King of England (1933)

William the Conqueror (1933)

Below bridges (1933)

The Tactics and Strategy of the Great Duke of Marlborough (1933)

How We Got The Bible (1934)

A Shorter History of England (1934)

Milton (1935)

Hilaire Belloc (1935)

Characters Of The Reformation (1936)

The Restoration Of Property (1936)

The Hedge and the Horse (1936)

The Battleground: Syria and Palestine, The Seedplot of Religion (1936)

The County of Sussex (1936)

The Crisis Of Our Civilisation (1937)

The Crusades : The World’s Debate (1937)

An Essay on the Nature of Contemporary England (1937)

Monarchy: a study of Louis XIV (1938)

Return to the Baltic (1938)

The Great Heresies (1938)

The Church and Socialism (1938)

The Case of Dr. Coulton (1938)

On sailing the sea; a collection of seagoing writings (1939)

The Last Rally: A Story of Charles II (1939) non-fiction

The Silence Of The Sea and Other Essays (1940)

On the Place of Gilbert Chesterton in English Letters (1940)

The Catholic and the War (1940)

The Alternative (1940)

Elizabethan Commentary (1942)

Places (1942)

World Conflict (1951)

Songs of the South Country (1951)

Distributist Perspectives: Essays On Economics of Justice And Charity (2004)

Cautionary Tales for Children  (2002)

The Way Out (2006)