See also:British historian, was the son of
See also:Henry, a
See also:farmer of Muirton, near
See also:Stirling .
See also:Born on the 18th of
See also:February 1718 he was educated at the
See also:parish school of St Ninians, and at the grammar school of Stirling, and, after completing his course at
See also:Edinburgh University, became
See also:master of the grammar school at
See also:Annan . In 1746 he was licensed to preach, and in 1748 was chosen
See also:minister of a Presbyterian
See also:congregation at Carlisle, where he remained until 176o, when he removed to a similar
See also:charge at
See also:Tweed . In 1768 he became minister of the New Greyfriars'
See also:Church, Edinburgh, and having received the degree of D.D. from Edinburgh University in 1771, and served as moderator of the general
See also:assembly of the church of Scotland in 1774, he was appointed one of the ministers of the Old Greyfriars' Church, Edinburgh, in 1776, remaining in this charge until his
See also:death on the 24th of
See also:November 1790 . During his residence in Berwick, Henry commenced his
See also:History of
See also:Great Britain, written on a new plan; but, owing to the difficulty of consulting the
See also:original authorities, he did not make much progress with the
See also:work until his removal to Edinburgh in 1768 . The first five volumes appeared between 1771 and 1785, and the
See also:sixth, edited and completed by Malcolm
See also:Laing, was published three years after the author's death . A
See also:life of Henry was prefixed to this
See also:volume . The History covers the years between the
See also:Roman invasion and the death of Henry VIII., and the " new plan " is the combination of an account of the domestic life and commercial and social progress of the
See also:people with the narrative of the
See also:political events of each
See also:period . The work was virulently assailed by Dr
See also:Stuart (1742-1786), who appeared anxious to damage the sale of the
See also:book; but the injury thus effected was only slight, as Henry received 3300 for the volumes published during his lifetime . In 1781, through the influence of the
See also:earl of Mans-
See also:field, he obtained a pension of £loo a
See also:year from the British
See also:government . The History of Great Britain has been translated into French, and has passed into several
See also:editions . An account of Stuart's attack on Henry is given in Isaac D'Israeli's Calamities of Authors .
PRINCE OF BATTENBERG HENRY (1858-1896)
VICTOR HENRY (1850– )
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