Sheldon Rothblatt, 21 January 1982
Show More A Liberal Descent: Victorian Historians and the English Past by J.W. Burrow.
Cambridge, 308 pp., £19.50, October 1981, 0 521 24079 4Show More
“... of A Liberal Descent are Macaulay, Freeman, Stubbs and Froude. The deuteragonists are Hallam, John Millar, Green and George Brodie. Carlyle appears, as do Hume and Gibbon. The stage is full. The theatre is Shakespearean in its range and variety rather than confined and unified as in Classical drama. The action cannot be completely co-ordinated, for the Whigs ...”