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William Hepworth Dixon (1821–1879)

Dixon, William Hepworth. An English critic, biographer, and historian; born at Great Ancoats, June 30, 1821; died in London, Dec. 27, 1879. He is peculiarly successful in exploiting the altruistic side of human nature, ‘John Howard and the Prison World of Europe’ (new ed. 1854); ‘William Penn’ (1851); and ‘Robert Blake’ (1852); while the ‘History of England During the Commonwealth’ and the ‘Personal History of Lord Bacon’ (1861) are contributions of enduring value to historical science. Visits to America inspired the ‘White Conquest’ (1876), giving much information about the negroes, Indians, and Chinese.