Thomas Adolphus Trollope
(1810-1892) was born in Bloomsbury, London on 29 April,
1810, the eldest son of Thomas Anthony & Frances Trollope (a younger brother was
Anthony Trollope, the
novelist). He was educated at Harrow School and Winchester College.
Between 1840 and 1890 Thomas Adolphus
Trollope produced some sixty volumes of travel writing, history and
fiction, in addition to a large amount of periodical and
journalistic work. He lived in Italy for most of
his adult life, but retired to Devon, England in
1890. He died at Clifton, near
Bristol, on 11 November, 1892.
His memoirs, What
, were published in three volumes between 1887 and