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(Original Caption) Lord Acton (1834-1902), English historian. Profile head and shoulders photo, ca. late 19th-early 20th century.

Lord Acton


Lord Acton (1834–1902) was a liberal historian, politician, and philosopher of resistance to the state.

He was Regius Professor of Modern History at University of Cambridge, where he taught two courses of lectures on the French Revolution and on Modern History. In 1869, he was raised to the peerage by Queen Victoria.

Books by Lord Acton

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