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Sir Archibald Alison (1792–1867)

Alison, Sir Archibald. A Scottish historian, son of the previous; born at Kenley, Shropshire, Dec. 29, 1792; died at Glasgow, May 23, 1867. He studied at the University of Edinburgh, and was admitted to the bar in 1814. His principal work is a ‘History of Europe,’ covering the period from 1789 to 1815, which was received with remarkable favor, and translated into the leading languages of Europe and even into Arabic. The work contains a vast amount of information and many interesting descriptions; but is prolix in style, often inaccurate, and so strongly partisan that it has been said to have been designed “to prove that Providence was on the side of the Tories.”