Henry Hallam

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Hallam, Henry


Born July 9, 1777, in Windsor; died Jan. 21, 1859, in Penshurst. English historian; one of the first students of English constitutional history.

Idealizing the English constitution, Hallam viewed all of English history as the development of the principle of constitutional monarchy. He criticized the absolutism of the Tudors and Stuarts, but at the same time, he held a negative view of the 17th-century English bourgeois revolution and highly praised the so-called Glorious Revolution of 1688-89.


View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, vols. 1-2. London, 1818.
The Constitutional History of England From the Accession of Henry VIII to the Death of George II, vols. 1-2. London, 1827.


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On Thursday, April 18, students at Howell's School in Denbigh are donating the proceeds of their annual fashion show to three-year-old Henry Hallam who was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, a very aggressive type of childhood cancer, last September.
Blocksidge aims to rescue Arthur Henry Hallam from In Memoriam and recuperate his distinctive personality, even as the biography's subtitle acknowledges the impossibility of separating Hallam from Tennyson's poetry and greater fame.
At Trinity he joined the Apostles, a group of intellectuals that included Arthur Henry Hallam, who became his closest friend and whose death is mourned in Tennyson's greatest poem, "In Memoriam.
Student Henry Hallam, 21, said: "We asked the children to build the suits.
The group also, of course, cemented Tennyson's famous friendship with another undergraduate, Arthur Henry Hallam, who had been elected to the Apostles in the previous year, and had pressed for Tennyson's election.
Henry Hallam, the great historian of the Middle Ages, labeled the usual practice of monetary debasement as an "extensive plan of rapine" and "as mingled fraud and robbery.
Few relationships between men in the nineteenth century have been more subject to sexual speculation than that between Alfred Tennyson and his close friend Arthur Henry Hallam.
One of the objectors to the arguments of the Master of Trinity was Henry Hallam, constitutional historian and father of Tennyson's friend and college contemporary Arthur Hallam.
DeLolme, Henry Hallam, and John Millar breaking with eighteenth-century discourses on the "balanced" constitution.
Hallam's prizewinning essays and critically acclaimed poems were collected and printed posthumously in Remains, in Verse and Prose, of Arthur Henry Hallam (1834).
When Arthur Henry Hallam, Tennyson's travelling companion on that tour, sent a copy of the poem to their mutual friend W.
The ideas expressed in his books were not especially original and show the influence of Edmund Burke, Henry Hallam, and others--as his biographer, Frank Freidel, points out in Francis Lieber: 19th-Century Liberal (1948).