A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature/Macaulay, Mrs. Catherine
Macaulay, Mrs. Catherine (SAWBRIDGE) (1731-1791). -- Dau. of a landed proprietor of Kent, was an advocate of republicanism, and a sympathiser with the French Revolution. She wrote a History of England from the Accession of James I. to the Elevation of the House of Hanover (8 vols., 1763-83), which had great popularity in its day, some critics, e.g. Horace Walpole, placing it above Hume.page 249 Though a work of no real research or authority, it is in the main well written.