William Edward Hartpole Lecky, M.P.
Sir William Goscombe John, 1860-1952
Bronze, on a carved stone plinth
The near end of Library Square, Trinity College, Dublin
The Dublin-born Lecky, an alumnus of Trinity College, was important as an historian, intellectual historian and political thinker. In 1895, he was elected to represent Trinity College in Parliament. He achieved many honours, and was (like Joseph Lister and G. F. Watts) one of the original recipients of the Order of Merit in 1902.
Photograph, caption, and commentary by Jacqueline Banerjee, 2009.
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