Who was he?
Frederic Harrison (18 October 1831–14 January 1923) was a British
jurist and historian. He was a writer and thinker of very considerable
stature. Of his separate publications, the most important are his lives
of Cromwell (1888), William the Silent, (1897), Ruskin (1902), and
Chatham (1905); his Meaning of History (1862; enlarged 1894) and
Byzantine History in the Early Middle Ages (1900).
Why was he in Bath?
After a long life devoted to public service and writing, Harrison came
to live at 10, Royal Crescent in 1912 when he was 83 years old. On his
ninetieth birthday he was presented with the Freedom of the city of
The text reads
"Here lived Frederick Harrison b. 1831 d. 1923"
Location map of 10, Royal Crescent:
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