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Sir Francis Palgrave (1788–1861)

Palgrave, Francis, Sir. An English historian of Jewish parentage, originally named Cohen; born in London, 1788; died on July 6, 1861. Besides numerous contributions to the reviews, he wrote: ‘History of England’ (1831); ‘Rise and Progress of the English Commonwealth’ (1832); ‘Detached Thoughts on the Polity and Ecclesiastical History of the Middle Ages’; ‘History of Normandy and England’ (4 vols., 1851–64); ‘Merchant and Friar’ (1837), an imaginary history of Marco Polo and Friar Bacon.