Politician and writer. Lost his faith while at Lincoln College, Oxford, and left for London, where he earned a living from 1860 as a teacher and journalist. Editor of the Fortnightly Review, 1867–82; of the Pall Mall Gazette, 1880–3; of Macmillan’s Magazine, 1883–5. Liberal MP for Newcastle, 1883–95; for Montrose Burghs, 1896–1908. Chief secretary for Ireland, 1886 and 1892–5; secretary of state for India, 1905–10. Created Viscount Morley of Blackburn, 1908.
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