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Thomas Carlyle Greetings Card

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Blank greetings card with envelope featuring:

Thomas Carlyle NPG 3558

© National Portrait Gallery, London

by Harry Furniss

In his 1841 book, 'On Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in Society', Carlyle claimed 'the history of the world is but the biography of great men.' He believed history was made by great individuals and advocated for the foundation of the National Portrait Gallery. Born in Scotland, Carlyle was influenced by German Romanticism and enjoyed lecturing and writing on German literature, promoting Schiller and Goethe to a British public. In 1834 he moved to London and began writing a history of the French Revolution. A... more

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