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Thomas Babington Macaulay, 'Life and Writings of Addison', 1843

Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-59) was a historian and critic. He was first elected to Parliament in 1830 as a Whig, and worked in India (1834-8) as a member of the supreme council of the East India Company. Upon his return to England he served in various governmental offices and as an MP (1839-47, 1852-6). In 1857 he was made Baron Macaulay of Rothley. His most significant work is 'The History of England from the Accession of James the Second' (5 vo1s, 1849-61).