|Description: A black hardcover book called "The History of England From the Accession of James II" by Thomas Babington Macaulay. Volume II. Boston: Phillips, Sampson and Company. 1849. 520 pages. Black binding with gilt lettering on the back. Book was signed in 1865. |
Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay (1800 - 1859) was an English poet, Whig politician, Member of Parliament in Edinburgh and historian who wrote much about the history of Britain. Macaulay was highly involved in the affairs of the British Empire, as he served on the Supreme Council of India from 1834 to 1838, for example and was an important force for creating bilingualism in colonial India. In terms of his literary efforts, he was most famous for his work "The History of England from the Accession of James the Second" with the first two volumes published in 1848 and the following two in 1855. He also wrote much about Roman history. For more information, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Babbington_Macaulay.