About the Author
Thomas Seccombe (1866-1923) was an English writer, educated at Felsted and Balliol College, Oxford. He wrote more than 700 entries for the Dictionary of National Biography as assistant editor. His books include Twelve Bad Men (1894), The Bookman History of English Literature (1905-6), and In Praise of Oxford (1910).
John William Allen (1865-1944) wrote articles for the Dictionary of National Biography. He also wrote The Place of History in Education (1910) and Germany and Europe (1914).