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Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay

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ISBN-10: 1406529761

ISBN-13: 9781406529760

Edition: N/A

Authors: Thomas Babbington Macaulay

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Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay, (1800-1859) was a nineteenth-century English poet, historian and Whig politician. He wrote extensively as an essayist and reviewer, and on British history. During the 1840s he began work on his most famous history, The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, publishing the first two volumes in 1848, the next two volumes appearing in 1855. He is said to have completed the final volumes of the history at Greenwood Lodge, Ditton Marsh, Thames Ditton, which he rented in 1854. At his death, he had only got as far as the reign of King William III.
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List price: $15.99
Publisher: Dodo Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 156
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.36" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

Thomas Babington Macaulay was born in Leicestershire, England on October 25, 1800. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge University. He became a lawyer, but continued to be interested in politics. He became a member of Parliament and rose to the peerage in 1857. Although he held a number of important cabinet posts, the effects of his sweeping educational reform, while in India, are his most enduring contribution to the Whig government. His main literary work was his multi-volume The History of England. He died on December 28, 1859.