Adolphus William Ward
Adolphus William Ward (
December 2, 1837– June 19, 1924) was an English historianand man of letters.
He was born at Hampstead, London, and was educated in
Germanyand at the University of Cambridge.
In 1866 he was appointed professor of history and English literature in Owens College, Manchester, and was principal from 1890 to 1897, when he retired. In 1898, Ward delivered the
Ford Lecturesat Oxford University. He took an active part in the foundation of Victoria University, of which he was vice-chancellor from 1886 to 1890 and from 1894 to 1896. In 1897 the freedom of the city of Manchesterwas conferred upon him, and on 29 October 1900he was elected master of Peterhouse, Cambridge. [ [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66643#s11 The colleges and halls - Peterhouse | British History Online ] ]
His most important work is his standard "History of English Dramatic Literature to the Age of Queen Anne" (1875), re-edited after a thorough revision in three volumes in 1899. He also wrote "The House of
Austriain the Thirty Years' War" (1869), "Great Britain and Hanover" (1899), "The Electress Sophia and the Hanoverian Succession" (1903); he edited George Crabbe's "Poems" (2 vols., 1905-1906) and Alexander Pope's "Poetical Works" (1869); he wrote the volumes on Geoffrey Chaucerand Charles Dickensin the "English Men of Letters" series, translated Ernst Curtius's "History of Greece" (5 vols., 1868-1873); he was one of the editors of the " Cambridge Modern History", and with A. R. Walleredited the " Cambridge History of English Literature" (1907, etc.).
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