George Macaulay Trevelyan (1876-1962), Historian, public educator and conservationist; son of Sir George Otto Trevelyan
Sitter in 12 portraits
A great-nephew of the historian Lord Macaulay, in his time Trevelyan was the most widely read and admired of living British historians, a master of narrative and descriptive style. His reputation rests largely on a trilogy on Garibaldi (1907-11), England Under Queen Anne (1930-4) and English Social History (1944). Although much of his academic career was spent in Cambridge, he recognised the university's restrictions and for a time lectured at the Working Men's College in Bloomsbury. During the First World War he raised and commanded an ambulance unit on the Italian front.
Related PeopleSir Charles Edward Trevelyan, 1st Bt (grandfather)
Sir George Otto Trevelyan, 2nd Bt (father)
(Charles) Humphry Trevelyan (son)
Julian Trevelyan (nephew)