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Edward Augustus Freeman (1823–1892)

Freeman, Edward Augustus. A distinguished English historian; born at Harborne in Staffordshire, Aug. 2, 1823; died at Alicante in Spain, May 16, 1892. He was appointed professor of history at Oxford, 1884. The principal of his very numerous works are: ‘History and Conquests of the Saracens’ (1856); ‘History of the Norman Conquest of England’ (6 vols., 1867–79); ‘General Sketch of European History’ (1872); ‘Growth of the English Constitution’ (1872); ‘Reign of William Rufus and Accession of Henry I.’ (2 vols., 1882); ‘Fifty Years of European History’ (1888). At the time of his death he was engaged on a great ‘History of Sicily,’ of which four volumes have been published. Among his miscellaneous writings are: ‘Lectures to American Audiences’ (1882) and ‘Some Impressions of the United States’ (1883). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).