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Alexander William Kinglake (1809–1891)

Kinglake, Alexander William. A noted English historian; born at Taunton, Devonshire, Aug. 5, 1809; died in London, Jan. 2, 1891. Having accompanied the English army to the Crimea in 1854, he wrote his masterpiece, ‘The Invasion of the Crimea, its Origin and an Account of its Progress’ (8 vols., 1863–87), the standard work on the subject. Before the Crimean War he had written ‘Eöthen; or Traces of Travel Brought Home from the East’ (5th ed. 1846), a delightful record of personal experiences and a brilliant book of travel. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).