"we do know what Carlyle went through when he wrote the French Revolution"
Thomas Carlyle - print from photo (1865)
Public DomainThomas Carlyle - print from photo (1865) - Credit: unknown - from a photo by Elliot and Fry

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) was a Scottish satirical writer, essayist, and historian, renowned for his controversial views on the society of his period.

His three-volume work The French Revolution: A History was published in 1837.