1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Weyman, Stanley John

WEYMAN, STANLEY JOHN (1855–), English novelist, was born at Ludlow, Shropshire, on the 7th of August 1835, the son of a solicitor. He was educated at Shrewsbury School, and at Christ Church, Oxford. He took his degree in modern history in 1877, and was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in 1881, joining the Oxford circuit. He had been practising as a barrister for eight years when he made his reputation as a novelist by a series of romances dealing with French history: The House of the Wolf (1889), A Gentleman of France (1893), Under the Red Robe (1894), Memoirs of a Minister of France (1895), &c. Among his later novels were: Shrewsbury (1897), The Castle Inn (1898), Sophia (1900), Count Hannibal (1901), In King’s Byways (1902), The Long Night (1903), The Abbess of Vlaye (1904), Starvecrow Farm (1905), Chippinge (1906)