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Resurrecting the Tudors

John Pemble: James Anthony Froude, 23 May 2013

James Anthony Froude: An Intellectual Biography of a Victorian Prophet 
by Ciaran Brady.
Oxford, 500 pp., £45, May 2013, 978 0 19 966803 8
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... also to a place among the saints. And Froude? ‘Froude is forgotten.’ The opening flourish of Ciaran Brady’s book isn’t exactly true, since the literature of Victorianism often mentions him, and a full-length biography appeared in 2005. But it’s true that he’s no longer read. The History of England is now a sunken battleship, with nothing ...

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