Clarence Bicknell 1842-1918

Clarence Bicknell 1842-1918

Clarence Bicknell (1842-1918) was a man of letters, an artist, author, traveller, botanist, archaeologist, pastor, humanist and Esperantist. Born in Herne Hill near  London, Clarence was the 13th child of Elhanan Bicknell, whale oil magnate and art patron. After studying at Cambridge University he was an Anglican priest for 15 years, then from 1879 lived in Bordighera on the Italian coast between Menton and Genoa; he died at his summer home nearby in Casterino in the high mountains of the Franco-Italian border on 17th July 1918.

Find out more about our genial Victorian polymath at

Buy MARVELS The Life of Clarence Bicknell and other publications at

Watch this 18 minute video about Clarence Bicknell in English above or in French, Italian or Esperanto at The featured image at the top, in colour, is of Renchi Bicknell of Glastonbury UK who played the part of Clarence Bicknell in the movie.

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