Thomas Babbington Macaulay (25 October 1800 – 28 December 1859 / Leicestershire)
Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay PC was a British poet, historian and Whig politician. He wrote extensively as an essayist and reviewer, and on British history. He also held political office as Secretary at War between 1839 and 1841 and Paymaster-General between 1846 and 1848.
The son and eldest child of Zachary Macaulay, a Scottish Highlander who became a colonial governor and abolitionist, Thomas Macaulay was born in Leicestershire, England. He was noted as a child prodigy. As a toddler, gazing out the window from his cot at the chimneys of a local factory, he is reputed to have put the question to his mother: "Does the smoke from those ... more »
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- A Radical War Song
- An Election Ballad
- Dies Irae
- Epitaph on a Jacobite
- Epitaph on Henry Martyn
- Lines to the Memory of Pitt
- Lines Written in August
- Sermon in a Churchyard
- The Armada
- The Battle Of Ivry
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