Henry Hallam

Henry Hallam

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Henry Hallam was an English historian. The only son of John Hallam, canon of Windsor and dean of Bristol, Henry Hallam was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford, graduating in 1799. Called to the bar, he practised for some years on the Oxford circuit; but his tastes were literary, and when, on his father's death in 1812, he inherited a small estate in Lincolnshire, he gave himself up wholly to academic study. He had become connected with the brilliant band of authors and politicians who led the Whig party, a connection to which he owed his appointment to the well-paid and easy post of commissioner of stamps; but took no part in politics himself. He was, however, an active supporter of many popular movements-particularly of that which ended in the abolition of the slave trade; and he was sincerely attached to the political principles of the Whigsshow more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 9786135849493