Trevor-Roper, Hugh Redwald, Baron Dacre of Glanton

Trevor-Roper, Hugh Redwald, Baron Dacre of Glanton

Trevor-Roper, Hugh Redwald, Baron Dacre of Glanton, 1914-2003, British historian, b. Glanton, Northumberland. He was educated at Oxford, where he was Regius professor of modern history (1957-80). He was Master of Peterhouse College, Cambridge (1980-87), and became an honorary fellow in 1987. Trevor-Roper was a prolific writer whose topics ranged from medieval to contemporary history; his The Last Days of Hitler (1947) is considered a classic on the end of the Third Reich. Among his other books are Archbishop Laud (1940), The Gentry, 1540-1640 (1953), The Rise of Christian Europe (1966), The European Witch-Craze of the 16th and 17th Centuries (1969), Final Entries, 1945: The Diaries of Joseph Goebbels (1978), Catholics, Anglicans and Puritans (1987), and From Counter Reformation to Glorious Revolution (1992). He was created a life peer in 1987.
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