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James Anthony Froude

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James Anthony Froude

Person  Male  Born 23/4/1818  Died 20/10/1894

Categories: History, Literature

Historian. novelist and biographer. Born at Dartington Rectory, Devon. He intended to become a clergyman, but his doubts expressed in his novel 'The Nemesis of Faith' changed his mind and he turned to writing history. He became a close friend of Thomas Carlyle, who entrusted him with publishing, after his death, a memoir concerning his unhappy wife. When Froude did publish, Carlyle's niece accused him of misconduct. Died at The Woodcot, Kingsbridge, Devon.

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