Catharine Macaulay was an eighteenth-century British historian whose writings were characterised by strong republican sympathies. She was best known in her own time as the author of The History of England from the Accession of James I to the Elevation of the House of Hanover, a work published in eight volumes over the course of twenty years. Macaulay also produced a number of occasional pamphlets – philosophical tracts and political ripostes to the likes of Edmund Burke – as well as a lengthier treatise, Letters on Education, in the last years of her life. Nevertheless, she was perhaps just as well known for events in her personal life as for her literary accomplishments. The circumstances surrounding her …

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Jones, Emrys Daniel Blakelee. "Catharine Macaulay". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 January 2009
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