W E H Lecky 1838 – 1903
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Lecky achieved fame in his lifetime as the author of monumental works of Irish, English and European history, and saw himself as heir to the great tradition of colonial nationalism vested in Swift, Burke and Grattan. A classic Victorian intellectual, he championed rationalism, loathed bigotry and was an admirer of Daniel O’Connell. In later life he became a ‘revisionist’ of his own earlier work, opposing Parnell and adopting a position of liberal unionism. He represented his alma mater Trinity College, Dublin, from 1895 to his death, campaigning vigorously against Home Rule.