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James Anthony Froude (1818–1894)

Froude, James Anthony (fröd). A notable English historian; born at Dartington in Devonshire, April 23, 1818; died in London, Oct. 20, 1894. In the beginning of the Tractarian controversy he was a close friend of Newman, and was a contributor to the ‘Lives of the English Saints.’ He took orders in the Anglican Church (1844). Among his works may be mentioned: ‘Luther: A Short Biography’ (1833); ‘Shadows of a Cloud’ (1847); ‘Nemesis of Faith’ (1848); ‘History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth’ (12 vols., 1850–70); ‘Influence of the Reformation on the Scottish Character’ (1867); ‘The English in Ireland in the Eighteenth Century’ (3 vols., 1872); ‘Cæsar: A Sketch’ (1879); ‘Thomas Carlyle’ (1882); ‘Spanish Story of the Armada’ (1892). He was the successor of E. A. Freeman in the professorship of modern history at Oxford. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).