Dixon, William Hepworth (1821-1879), an English author, was born at Manchester. In 1849 he published a sketch of the life of Howard the philanthropist, in 1851 one of William Penn, and in 1852 one of Admiral Blake. In 1853 he became chief editor of the Athenteum, and in the following years, besides his work upon this, he published the Personal History of Francis Bacon (1862), The Holy Land, New America (1867), and Spiritual Wives (1868). Upon retiring from the editorship of the Athencvum in 1869. he went on writing works of history, travel, and fiction. Of this period are his Free Bttssia, Her Majesty's Timer, The Switzers, The History of Two Queens (Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn), and, his last work, Boyal Windsor. His two novels, Diana Lady Lyle and Ruby Grey, are also of this period.