Howard, Michael, 1922-2019

by Professor Sir Hew Strachan FBA

30 Sep 2022
Number of pages
22 (pages 223-244)

Michael Howard was a military historian who established war studies as a fit subject for university study. He founded the Department of War Studies at King’s College, London in 1962. In 1968 he returned to Oxford, where had read history, to take up a Fellowship at All Souls. He was appointed Chichele Professor of the History of War in 1977 and Regius Professor of Modern History three years later. On his retirement from Oxford in 1989 he became the first Robert A. Lovett Professor of Military and Naval History, finally retiring in 1993.

Posted to Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy, 20

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