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 (trə-vĕl′yən, -vĭl′-), Sir George Otto 1838-1928.
British historian and politician who was secretary for Ireland (1882-1884) and Scotland (1886 and 1892-1895) and wrote the four-volume American Revolution (1899-1907). His son George Macaulay Trevelyan (1876-1962) was a historian and biographer whose works include a trilogy (1907-1911) on Garibaldi.
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(trɪˈvɛljən; -ˈvɪl-)
1. (Biography) George Macaulay. 1876–1962, British historian, noted for his English Social History (1944)
2. (Biography) his father, Sir George Otto. 1838–1928, British historian and biographer. His works include a biography of his uncle Lord Macaulay (1876)
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(trɪˈvɛl yən, -ˈvɪl-)

1. George Macaulay, 1876–1962, English historian.
2. his father, Sir George Otto, 1838–1928, English biographer, historian, and statesman.
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Noun1.Trevelyan - English historian and son of Sir George Otto Trevelyan whose works include a social history of England and a biography of Garibaldi (1876-1962)
2.Trevelyan - English historian who wrote a history of the American revolution and a biography of his uncle Lord Macaulay (1838-1928)
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"My name is Doctor Percy Trevelyan," said our visitor, "and I live at 403 Brook Street."
Trevelyan, "that really I am almost ashamed to mention them.
"'You are the same Percy Trevelyan who has had so distinguished a career and own a great prize lately?' said he.
Percy Trevelyan. He has been for some years a victim to cataleptic attacks, on which, as is well known, Dr.
Trevelyan has told you of this most unwarrantable intrusion into my rooms."
Trevelyan's, who has, for his own purposes, been in Blessington's rooms?"
Trevelyan, drawing a large coil from under the bed.
Trevelyan; "the maid and the cook have just been searching for him."
Trevelyan's, HE took the ship away from The Barbary Dragon --and made him into a farmer.
The first great figure, chronologically, in the period, and one of the most clearly-defined and striking personalities in English literature, is Thomas Babington Macaulay, [Footnote: The details of Macaulay's life are known from the; famous biography of him by his nephew, Sir George Trevelyan.] who represents in the fullest degree the Victorian vigor and delight in material progress, but is quite untouched by the Victorian spiritual striving.
Macaulay never married, but, warm-hearted as he was, always lived largely in his affection for his sisters and for the children of one of them, Lady Trevelyan. In his public life he displayed as an individual a fearless and admirable devotion to principle, modified somewhat by the practical politician's devotion to party.
I had often wondered what it would feel like to be called by some name like Alan Beverley or Cyril Trevelyan. It was simply the spin of the coin which decided me in favour of the former.