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H. M. Ayres, ed.  The Reader’s Dictionary of Authors.  1917.
 
William Edward Hartpole Lecky (1838–1903)
 
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 O’Connell. 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., 1878–90); ‘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).
 
 
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