William Edward Hartpole Lecky

Standard Name: Lecky, William Edward Hartpole
Used Form: W. E. Lecky


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Friends, Associates Frances Power Cobbe
FPC 's wide London circle included Walter Bagehot , Frances Sarah Colenso and her husband Bishop Colenso (while they were home from Africa), Henry Fawcett , Charles Kingsley , W. E. H. Lecky , Sir Charles Lyell
Friends, Associates Emily Lawless
Lawless made a number of other friends, acquaintances, and admirers through her writing, including Margaret Oliphant , an early friend and critic, Rhoda Broughton , George Meredith , Aubrey de Vere , Mary Augusta Ward
Intertextuality and Influence Frances Power Cobbe
This is a social progressivist argument, trading in chauvinistic notions of British cultural and racial superiority, and strongly dependent on the notion of inherited proclivities as well as faith in social systems as shapers of...
Literary responses Frances Power Cobbe
After FPC published her analysis of the impact of biblical criticism and science on orthodox Christianity in Dawning Lights, An Inquiry Concerning the Secular Results of the New Reformation in 1868, W. E. H. Lecky
Literary responses Emily Lawless
First reviews of With Essex in Ireland were mixed. The New York Tribune felt the work to be uneven, partly on account of Harvey's narration and partly for lack of an adequately engaging plot.
New York Tribune.
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Literary responses Olive Schreiner
The book elicited strong reactions, most of them positive. It was highly praised by Philip Kent , who wrote a long article about it instead of his usual shorter reviews in Life, a weekly...
Publishing George Eliot
She contributed a few short non-fiction pieces to the Pall Mall Gazette after George Smith started it up in 1865 with Lewes as advisor, and also that year wrote a long review of William Lecky
Textual Production George Eliot
When G. H. Lewes became editor of the Fortnightly Review, GE contributed to the first issue, 15 May 1865, with a review entitled The Influence of Rationalism (on a recent book by William Lecky


26 March 1838: Historian William Edward Hartpole Lecky was...

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26 March 1838

Historian William Edward Hartpole Lecky was born in Dublin, Ireland.

1865: William Lecky published his popular History...

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William Lecky published his popular History of the Rise and Influence of the Spirit of Rationalism in Europe.

March 1869: William Edward Hartpole Lecky published his...

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March 1869

William Edward Hartpole Lecky published his History of European Morals from Augustus to Charlemagne, a treatise on morality and theology that sanctioned the sexual double standard.

22 October 1903: William Edward Hartpole Lecky, historian,...

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22 October 1903

William Edward Hartpole Lecky , historian, died at Onslow Gardens, Kensington.


Lecky, William Edward Hartpole. History of European Morals from Augustus to Charlemagne. Longmans, Green, 1911, http://University of Guelph Library.