A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature/Creasy, Sir Edward Shepherd
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Creasy, Sir Edward Shepherd
Creasy, Sir Edward Shepherd (1812-1878). -- Historian, ed. at Eton and Camb., and called to the Bar in 1837, he became in 1840 Prof. of History, London Univ., and in 1860 Chief Justice of Ceylon, when he was knighted. His best known contribution to literature is his Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World (1852). Other works are Historical and Critical Account of the Several Invasions of England (1852), History of the Ottoman Turks, and Imperial and Colonial Institutions of the British Empire (1872).