"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.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous historians! More G. M. Trevelyan on Wikipedia.