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Lord Acton

Historian, Politician (10-Jan-1834 — 19-Jun-1902)


Josef L. Altholz; Damian McElrath (editors). The Correspondence of Lord Acton & Richard Simpson. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press. 1971-75. (3 vols.) 228pp. + 342pp. + 369pp.

Owen Chadwick. Acton and Gladstone. London: Athlone Press. 1976. 56pp. Creighton Lectures in History.

Owen Chadwick. Acton and History. Cambridge University Press. 1998. 284pp.

George Eugene Fasnacht. Acton's Political Philosophy: An Analysis. London: Hollis. 1952. 265pp.

Abbot Gasquet. Lord Acton and His Circle. New York: Longmans, Green & Co.. 1906. 372pp.

Roland Hill. Lord Acton. Yale University Press. 2000. 576pp.

Gertrude Himmelfarb. Lord Action: A Study in Conscience and Politics. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. 1952. 260pp.

Lionel Kochan. Acton on History. London: Andre Deutsch. 1954. 184pp.

Hugh A. MacDougall. The Acton/Newman Relations: The Dilemma of Christian Liberalism. Fordham University Press. 1962. 199pp.

David Mathew. Lord Acton and His Times. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1968. 397pp.

David Mathew. Acton: The Formative Years. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1946. 196pp.

John Nurser. The Reign of Conscience: Individual, Church, and State in Lord Acton's History of Liberty. London: Taylor & Francis. 1987. 220pp.

Herbert Paul (editor). Letters of Lord Acton to Mary, Daughter of The Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone. London: Macmilan and Co.. 1913. 203pp.

Rocco Pezzimenti. The Political Thought of Lord Acton: English Catholics in the 19th Century. Leominster, Herefordshire, England: Gracewing. 2001.

Robert Lindsay Schuettinger. Lord Acton: Historian of Liberty. Open Court Publishing Company. 1976.

W. A. Shaw (editor). A Bibliography of the Historical Works of Dr. Creighton, Late Bishop of London; Dr. Stubbs, Late Bishop of Oxford; Dr. S. R. Gardiner and the Late Lord Acton. London: Royal Historical Society. 1903. 63pp.

George Watson. Lord Acton's "History of Liberty": A Study of His Library, with an Edited Text of His "History of Liberty" Notes. Scolar Press. 1994. 112pp.


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  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.6)

  7. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.3)

  8. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.1)

  9. Who's Who in Modern History, 1860-1980 (p.19)

  10. Atlantic: Brief Lives: A Biographical Companion to the Arts (p.3)

  11. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.14)

  12. Legends in Their Own Time (p.2)

  13. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.109)

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