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John Cam Hobhouse

(1786—1869) politician


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(1786–1869),

a politician, and close friend of Lord Byron, one of whose executors he became. His Journey through Albania (1813) describes the same journey that appears in Byron's Childe Harold. In 1818 he produced the ‘Historical Illustrations’ to Canto IV of that poem. In 1865 appeared his Recollections of a Long Life, which contains much material relating to Byron.

Subjects: Literature — Modern History (1700 to 1945).


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