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Alphonse Esquiros (1812–1876)

Esquiros, Henri Alphonse (es-kē-rōs’). A French historical writer and radical; born at Paris, May 23, 1812; died on May 12, 1876. His best-known writings are: ‘Charlotte Corday’ (1840); ‘The People’s Gospel’ (1840), portraying Christ as a revolutionist—he spent eight months in jail for this; ‘The Foolish Virgins,’ ‘The Martyr Virgins,’ ‘The Wise Virgins’ (1841–42), in the interest of socialism. The ‘History of the Montagnards’ (2 vols., 1847) and the ‘History of Liberty’s Martyrs’ (1851) were popular. ‘England and English Life’ was published in 5 vols. (1859–70). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).