Thomas Babington Macaulay
Former Secretary at War
Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay, FRS FRSE PC was a British historian and Whig politician. He wrote extensively as an essayist and reviewer; his books on British history have been hailed as literary masterpieces.
Born: October 25, 1800, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Died: December 28, 1859, London, United Kingdom
Education: Trinity College, Cambridge
Parents: Zachary Macaulay, Selina Mills
And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods?
The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
I would rather be poor in a cottage full of books than a king without the desire to read.