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|William Edward Hartpole Lecky (18381903)|
|Lecky, William Edward Hartpole. An English historian; born in Dublin, Ireland, March 26, 1838; died there, Oct. 23, 1903. His first work, The Leaders of Public Opinion in Ireland (1861), is a study, from a Liberal and Union standpoint, of Swift, Flood, Grattan, and OConnell. His next work was a History of the Rise and Influence of the Spirit of Rationalism in Europe (2 vols., 1865). Then followed A History of European Morals from Augustus to Charlemagne (2 vols., 1869); A History of England in the Eighteenth Century (8 vols., 187890); A History of Ireland in the Eighteenth Century (5 vols., 1892), enlarged from the chapters on this subject in the English History; Democracy and Liberty (1896); The Map of Life (1899); Historical and Political Essays (1908). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).|