Thompson, Michael, 1925-2017

by Martin Daunton FBA

25 Aug 2020
32 (pages 277-308)

Michael Thompson was the outstanding historian of English landed society in the 19th and 20th centuries, who also made significant contributions to the agricultural, urban and social history of Britain. He gave much time and energy to sustaining the historical profession, as Director of the Institute of Historical Research, President of the Royal Historical Society and Economic History Society, and editor of two leading journals as well as the Proceedings of the British Academy and its Records of Social and Economic History. He combined geniality and modesty with quiet effectiveness over a long career.

Posted to Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy, XIX

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