Sir John Robert Seeley


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Sir John Robert Seeley (10 September 1834 – 13 January 1895) was an English essayist and historian.

Life

He was born in London, the son of R. B. Seeley, a publisher and author of several religious books and of The Life and Times of Edward I. Seeley developed a taste for religious and historical subjects. He was educated at the City of London School and at Christ's College, ... more »

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  • ''We seem, as it were, to have conquered and peopled half the world in a fit of absence of mind.''
    J.R. (John Robert), Sir Seeley (1834-1895), British classicist, historian. The Expansion of England, lecture 1 (1883).
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