The Anglo-Saxon Review

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The Anglo-Saxon Review was a quarterly miscellany edited by Lady Randolph Churchill, and published in London by John Lane. It was short lived, running from June 1899 to September 1901.[1] Churchill's son, Winston Churchill, was one of her devoted advisors during the months preceding publication. He suggested that the magazine take as its purpose “to preserve a permanent record of the thoughts and aspirations of our times, which vary as swiftly as light changes on running water, for wiser ages yet unborn.” [1]

It contained articles by Henry James, Winston Churchill, George Gissing, Stephen Crane, Henry De Vere Stacpoole, Robert Barr, Henry Duff Traill, Henry Swinburne,[2]Ethel Rolt Wheeler and Frank Swettenham. Each issue was individually decorated in an elaborate pattern of gilt tooling on leather covers. The subscription list included heads of state, royalty, and some of the wealthiest families of Britain and the United States. Many of the magazine's contributors, too, were members of the nobility, officers of the Church of England, members of parliament, titled servants of the crown, and foreign dignitaries.

A fictional account of the magazine's creation is provided by Robin Paige in the novel Death at Whitechapel.


  1. ^ a b [CHURCHILL, Lady Randolph Spencer].; The Anglo-Saxon Review. A Quarterly Miscellany Edited by Lady Randolph Spencer Churchill[dead link]
  2. ^ A Stephen Crane Encyclopedia - Stanley Wertheim. Google Boeken. Retrieved 3 April 2012.