John Emerich Edward Dalberg, Lord Acton: The History of Freedom (and other Essays)
This volume must be regarded not as the support of an existing reputation, or as a bid for the establishment of posthumous renown, but as the record and memorial of a rare and attractive personality. The accurate, insatiable, and broad-minded student is revealed ; the generous champion of a noble cause which has suffered temporary defeat is seen on the field of his eager endeavour in controversy with Popes and Cardinals for the sake of freedom and truth ; and the principles which he brought to the study of history or elicited from his observation of men and affairs throughout the centuries are set forth for all to read. This is the annotated edition including several hundred footnotes.
From the Contents:
The History Of Freedom In Antiquity
The History Of Freedom In Christianity
Sir Erskine May's Democracy In Europe
The Massacre Of St. Bartholomew
The Protestant Theory Of Persecution
Mr. Goldwin Smith's Irish History
... and many more ...