Lord Morley

(1838—1923) politician and writer

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was chief secretary for Ireland (1886 and 1892–5), secretary of state for India (1905–10), and lord president of the Council (1910–14). He was editor of the Fortnightly Review (1867–82) and the Pall Mall Gazette (1881–3). Many of his essays on historical and literary subjects are collected in Critical Miscellanies (1871–7). His literary achievements, chiefly biographical, include Edmund Burke; An Historical Study (1867), Voltaire (1872), Rousseau (1873), On Compromise (1874), Burke (1879), The Life of Richard Cobden (1881), Oliver Cromwell (1900), Life of Gladstone (1903), and he edited the English Men of Letters series.

Subjects: Literature.

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