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That is the best government which desires to make the people happy, and knows how to make them happy.




Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1800-1859, British Historian & Secretary of War (Liberal), Member of Parliament, On Mitford's History of Greece, in Knight's Quarterly, November 1824

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Thomas Babington Macaulay
Thomas Babington Macaulay
  • Born: October 25, 1800
  • Died: December 28, 1859
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Poet

Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay, FRS FRSE PC was a British historian and Whig politician. He wrote extensively as an essayist, on contemporary and historical sociopolitical subjects, and as a reviewer. His The History of England was a seminal and paradigmatic example of Whig historiography, and its literary style has remained an object of praise since its publication, including subsequent to the widespread condemnation of its historical contentions which became popular in the 20th century.

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