Bradley, Andrew Cecil

Bradley, Andrew Cecil

Bradley, Andrew Cecil, 1851-1935, English scholar and critic, b. Cheltenham; brother of Francis Herbert Bradley. He taught at Oxford for many years and was professor of poetry there (1901-6). Bradley is known for his Shakespearean Tragedy (1904), a classic work of criticism noted for its exposition of Hamlet, Othello, and Macbeth as psychological beings and of Shakespeare as a consummate interpreter of the human soul. Bradley's other works include Oxford Lectures on Poetry (1909) and Ideals of Religion (1940).
In English, the meaning of the name Bradley from a surname and place name based on the Old English words for broad clearing, broad wood and beard.

It is also an Anglicisation of the Irish Gaelic name O’Brolachán (also O’Brallaghan) from County Tyrone in Northern Ireland. The family moved and spread to counties Londonderry, Donegal and Cork.

More recently, Bradley has been used as a Christian name.


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