[In pencil:] Professor Ed. Freeman.
Eglington & Co. Publishers, 78, Great Queen Street, London, W.C. Copyright. 283, Oxford Street, W. [n.d. c.1888.]
Photograph on board. 375 x 272mm. 14¾ x 10¾".
Edward Augustus Freeman (1823-1892) was an English historian. His reputation as a historian rests largely on his 'History of the Norman Conquest' (1867-1876), his longest completed book. He was in main a medieval and constitutional historian. Peter Gay in 'The Bourgeois Experience, Victoria to Freud: the Cultivation of Hatred', states that Freeman dispicable racists views. Freeman viewed social development in terms of race and wrote to a friend, when travelling in the United States with harsh racism about Black Americans and Irishmen.
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