Who is Thomas Babbington Macaulay

Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay, FRS FRSE PC (25 October 1800 – 28 December 1859) was a British historian and Whig politician. He wrote extensively as an essayist, on contemporary and historical sociopolitical subjects, and as a reviewer. His The History of England was a seminal and paradigmatic example of Whig historiography, and its literary style has remained an object of praise since its publication, including subsequent to the widespread condemnation of its historical contentions which became popular in the 20th century.

Macaulay served as the Secretary at War between 1839 and 1841, and as the Paymaster-General between 1846 and 1848. He played a major role in the introduction of English and western concepts to education in India, and published ...
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Thomas Babbington Macaulay Poems

  • The Battle Of Moncontour
    Oh, weep for Moncontour! Oh! weep for the hour,
    When the children of darkness and evil had power,
    When the horsemen of Valois triumphantly trod
    On the bosoms that bled for their rights and their God. ...
  • A Radical War Song
    Awake, arise, the hour is come,
    For rows and revolutions;
    There's no receipt like pike and drum
    For crazy constitutions. ...
  • Epitaph On Henry Martyn
    Here Martyn lies. In Manhood's early bloom
    The Christian Hero finds a Pagan tomb.
    Religion, sorrowing o'er her favourite son,
    Points to the glorious trophies that he won. ...
  • Pompeii
    A Poem Which Obtained the Chancellor's Medal at the Cambridge Commencement, July 1819.


    Oh! land to Memory and to Freedom dear, ...
  • An Election Ballad
    As I sate down to breakfast in state,
    At my living of Tithing-cum-Boring,
    With Betty beside me to wait,
    Came a rap that almost beat the door in. ...
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Night 11 White 10 High 10 War 9 God 9 Love 8 Long 8 Dear 8 City 8 Brave 8


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  • Jinxedbeauty: -“horatius,” stanza xxvii in lays of ancient rome, by thomas babbington macaulay. recited at the beginning and at the end of “into the storm.”
  • Mercilessplot: annoying to get thomas babbington macaulay and william makepeace thackeray confused. only one of them had a proverbial wife in the attic.
  • Baroque_pride: “to every man upon this earth, death cometh soon or late. and how can man die better, than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his gods?” lays of ancient rome- thomas babbington macaulay
  • Lvdorvm: thomas babbington macaulay leicestershire the battle of moncontour oh, weep for moncontour! oh! weep for the hour, when the children of darkness and evil had power, when the horsemen of valois triumphantly trod on the bosoms that bled for their rights and their god.
  • Madness_quote: the measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out. - thomas babbington macaulay[1920x1080]
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