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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as a "collaboration" across historical and spiritual divides with the poem's subject, Arthur Henry Hallam. Griffiths considers how the elegy explores "the possibility of a sustained analogy between the living and the dead" (133), particularly through its experimentation with one of Hallam's favored verse forms.
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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." Tennyson's father died in 1831, after which Tennyson left Cambridge without a degree.
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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." (15) Castelot, writing about Mariana in the Palgrave's Dictionary of Political Economy, (16) also mentions that this writing caused him to be "confined for a year in the convent in Madrid." In spite of opposition, Mariana fearlessly maintained (in the Monetae) that the "king, having no right to tax his subjects without their consent, had no right to lower the weight or quality of the coinage without their acquiescence." In an era in which monarchs regularly abused monetary power at the expense of their nation's citizens, Mariana defended those citizens and demanded responsible use of the government mints.
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. Yet, were it not for Tennyson's In Memoriam A.H.H., perhaps only a Freudian critic would have posited a homosexual connection between the two men.
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