Definition of Thomas Macaulay from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Thomas Macaulay

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(1800-59) an English writer and politician. His best-known works are his unfinished History of England, which was a great influence on later writers of history, and Lays of Ancient Rome. He was a Member of Parliament and Secretary of War (1839-41), and was made a baron in 1857.