G. M. Trevelyan
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"George Macaulay Trevelyan", Order of Merit/OM, Order of the British Empire/CBE, Royal Society/FRS, British Academy/FBA, was a British people/British historian. Trevelyan was the third son of Sir George Otto Trevelyan, 2nd Baronet, and great-nephew of Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay/Thomas Babington Macaulay, whose staunch liberal British Whig Party/Whig principles he espoused in accessible works of literate narrative avoiding a consciously dispassionate analysis, that became old-fashioned during his long and productive career. The noted historian E. H. Carr considered Trevelyan to be one of the last historians of the Whig history/Whig tradition.

Many of his writings promoted the Whig (British political faction)/Whig Party, an important aspect of British politics from the 17th century to the mid-19th century, and its successor, the Liberal Party. Whigs and Liberals believed the common people had a more positive effect on history than did royalty and that democratic government would bring about steady social progress.

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