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Archibald Harold Mann Robertson was born in 1886, the son of a bishop. He was educated at
Hyndman created a crisis in the BSP by supporting
Robertson had supported the National Socialist Party. During the 1920s, he remained an independent Marxist, writing his book “EB Bax - Thinker and Pioneer” in 1927, under his pseudonym, Robert Arch.
He was soon victimised for his beliefs in the Admiralty and was forced to resign from the civil service forsaking his pension. After this, he became a prolific author and academic, associated with the
Robertson visited the Soviet Union in 1938, returning on the same boat as Harry Pollitt. This promoted him to join the Communist Party, to which he devoted himself until his death. Communist Party meetings in Oxford were often held in his house, according to Arthur Excell (see separate entry).
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