Croker, John Wilson (17801857)

Croker, John Wilson, a politician and man of letters, born in Galway, though of English descent; bred for the bar; wrote in advocacy of Catholic emancipation; represented Downpatrick in Parliament; was in 1809 appointed Secretary to the Admiralty, a post he held for 20 years; was one of the founders of the Quarterly Review, to which, it is said, he contributed 200 articles; edited Boswell's “Life of Johnson” with Notes; was an obstinate Tory, satirised by Disraeli and severely handled by Macaulay; founded the Athenæum Club (17801857).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Crœsus * Croker, T. Crofton
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Crimean War
Crinan Canal
Crispi, Francesco
Croa`tia and Slavonia
Crockett, Samuel Rutherford
Croker, John Wilson
Croker, T. Crofton
Croll, James
Croly, George
Crome, John
Crompton, Samuel
Cromwell, Oliver
Cromwell, Richard
Cromwell, Thomas