Bennett, Ernest (Nathaniel) (1868-1947)

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Bennett, Ernest (Nathaniel) (1868-1947)

British politician and writer on psychic phenomena. Born December 8, 1868, at Rede, Suffolk, England, he was educated at Durham School and Hertford College, Oxford, and in 1915 he married Marguerite Kleinwort. Elected to Parliament in 1906, he later served as the parliamentary private secretary (1909) and assistant postmaster-general (1932-35). He was knighted in 1930.

As a member of the Society for Psychical Research, London, Bennett was particularly interested in investigating haunted houses, about which he wrote one book. He died February 2, 1947.


Bennett, Ernest. Apollonius; or, The Future of Psychical Research. N.p., 1927.

. Apparitions and Haunted Houses. London: Faber and Faber, 1939.

. Christianity and Paganism in the Fourth and Fifth Centuries. London: Rivingtons, 1900.

. The Downfall of the Dervishes. New York: Negro University Press, 1969.

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