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Charles Alan Fyffe (1845–1892)

Fyffe, Charles Alan. An English historian; born at Blackheath, Dec. 3, 1845; died in London, Feb. 19, 1892. As correspondent of the Daily News during the Franco-Prussian War he is said to have sent to that journal the first account of the battle of Sedan that appeared in print. On account of a false charge, he became depressed and committed suicide. His historical works are distinguished by accuracy and a pleasing, perspicuous style. They include: ‘History of Greece’ (1875); ‘History Primers’; and the well-known ‘History of Modern Europe’ (1880, 1886, 1890), covering the period from 1792 to 1878.