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Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper, Baron Dacre of Glanton

Trevor-Roper, Hugh Redwald, Baron Dacre of Glanton (dāˈkə) [key], 1914–2003, British historian, b. Glanton, Northumberland. He was educated at Oxford, where he was later (1957–80) Regius professor of modern history. He was (1981–87) Master of Peterhouse College, Cambridge, 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.

See biography by A. Sisman (2011).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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