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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Taylor, Sir Henry
Poet, born at Bishop. Middleham, in Durham; after a nine months' unhappy experience as a midshipman obtained his discharge, and having acted for some years as clerk in the Storekeeper-General's Department, entered the Colonial Office in 1823, where he continued till his retirement in 1872; literature engaged his leisure hours, and his four tragedies—the best of which is "Philip van Artevelde"—are an important contribution to the drama of the century, and characterised as the noblest effort in the true taste of the English historical drama produced within the last century; published also a volume of lyric poems, besides other works in prose and verse, including "The Statesman," and a charming "Autobiography," supplemented later by his no less charming "Correspondence"; received the distinctions of K.C.M.G. and D.C.L. (1800-1886).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Taylor, Sir Henry'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/t/taylor-sir-henry.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.