Nineteenth-century British author of functions about history, religion, nature, and magic. His magazines include Background of Priestcraft in every Ages and Countries, THE PERSON of individuals, and Colonization and Christianity. He wedded poet Mary (Botham) Howitt in 1821. That same 12 months, the few co-wrote a literary function entitled The Forest Minstrels along with other Poems. His child, Alfred William Howitt, experienced a profession as an explorer, and his child, Anna Mary Howitt, became an designer and writer. He was created right into a Quaker family members and grew up in Derbyshire and Yorkshire, Britain. His brothers had been poet Richard Howitt and entomologist Godrey Howitt. He and his wife had been good friends of Victorian novelist Elizabeth Gaskell.