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Record 22677

Reading Experience:

MS annotations incl. v.1 p.534: "A ludicrous map, palpably incorrect at every point. Malplaquet is on the wrong side of the French line, and the attack on the French left flank in the wood is not represented at all, though the chief feature of the day." P. 575 next to the text "the artifices and baseness of William III", Sir George writes: "Fool read thy Macaulay".
Century: 1850-1899
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:George Otto Trevelyan
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 20 Jul 1838
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Historian and statesman
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: James Grant
Title: British battles on land and sea
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co.1873-5 (3v.)
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 22677  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: MS note in book cited below ,

Citation: MS note in book cited below ,, accessed: 13 July 2024

Additional comments:

This book was a Christmas gift to Robert Trevelyan, Sir George's son, from "Aunt Maggie Xmas 1884". It is therefore possible that Sir George read it to or with his sons and found it wanting in historical accuracy!



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