Reference Entry

Acton, John Emerich Edward Dalberg, first Baron Acton (1834-1902), historian and moralist

Josef L. Altholz

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Education and early career | Liberal Catholicism and The Rambler | Acton, Gladstone, and the First Vatican Council | Historical writings | Finances and lordship-in-waiting | Regius professor and the Cambridge Modern History | Death and reputation

Reference Entry.  4314 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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