Henry Hallam(1777-1859), Historian
Sitter in 13 portraits
Educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford, Hallam's first choice of career was the law. He was admitted to Lincoln's Inn in 1798, and in 1802 was called to the Bar. He practised as a barrister on the Oxford circuit but tired of the legal profession and by 1809 had embarked on the historical scholarship for which he is best known. His works included View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages (1818) and Introduction to the Literature of Europe in the 15th, 16th and 17th Centuries (1838-9). He was active in Victorian intellectual life and was involved in many of the learned societies and literary clubs of the day. He helped found London University, and was a founder member of the Statistical Society.
after Daniel Maclise
pen and ink, (published 1832)
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