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Now in its 14th year of publication, this magazine was created to offer the discerning reader a stimulating selection of excellent original writing. Black Lamb Review is a literate rather than a literary publication. Regular columns by writers in a variety of geographic locations and vocations are supplemented by features, reviews, articles on books and authors, and a selection of “departments,” including an acerbic advice column and a lamb recipe.

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A Week in Literary History

May 8th, 2002

English historian Edward Gibbon (The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, 1776-1788) is born in 1737 in Putney, Surrey.

gibboncolorEdward Gibbon, b. May 8, 1737, d. 1794

While busy being a member of Parliament, and despite some early setbacks, Gibbon succeeded in producing the most admired work of history ever written. His measured, ironic style has seldom been equalled, and his use of primary sources set the standard for history writing.

Suggested Reading Books The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, 1776-1788.

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