About Lord John Dalberg-Acton

John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton (January 10, 1834 - June 19, 1902)—known as Sir John Dalberg-Acton, 8th Bt from 1837 to 1869 and usually referred to simply as Lord Acton—was an English Catholic historian, politician, and writer.

Advice to Persons about to Write History

By |2019-03-05T14:02:44-06:00June 19th, 2015|Categories: Christendom, History|

Advice to persons about to write History: Don’t. Visit the Monte Purgatorio, as Austin called the Magnesian rock that yields Epsom Salts; or: Get rid of Hole and Corner Buffery. In the Moral Sciences, Prejudice is Dishonesty. A Historian has to fight against temptations special to his mode of life, temptations from Country, Class, Church, [...]

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