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John Heneage Jesse (1815–1874)

Jesse, John Heneage. An English historical writer; born near London, 1815; died there, July 7, 1874. His early verse, ‘Mary Queen of Scots,’ and ‘Tales of the Dead,’ is of no moment. He is remembered for a series of compilations of historical gossip, generally known as ‘Courts and Cabinets’ of the Stuarts, George II. and III., etc.; they show neither independent research nor critical judgment, but are convenient as bringing together many scattered bits from the original memoirists. He wrote also: ‘George Selwyn and his Contemporaries’ (1843), and ‘London and Its Celebrities’ (1850).