Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay
Historical Period: The 19th Century
Lord Macaulay, born Thomas Babington (1800-1859), was an English historian, peer, politician, and poet. He was an active opponent of slavery, a supporter of education and equality in India, and instrumental to parliamentary reform to increase representation of cities that had become unrepresented relative to rural areas during the rapid industrial growth. He authored a five-volume work on the History of England, and wrote numerous clear-minded, critical essays.
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- Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay wittily denounces a tyrannical priest
- Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay argues that “the main end” of government is the protection of persons and property
- Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay and Bunyan on the evils of swearing and playing hockey on Sunday
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