Hugh Trevor-Roper

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(historian)
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Born Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper
15 January 1914
Glanton, Northumberland, England
Died
The date "26 Janurary 2003" was not understood.
The date "26 Janurary 2003" was not understood.

Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Nationality British
Alma mater Christ Church (Oxford)
Children three step-children
Parents Bertie William Edward Trevor-Roper (1885–1978) and Kathleen Elizabeth Davidson (died 1964)
Spouse Alexandra Henrietta Louisa Haig Howard-Johnston

Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper, Lord Dacre of Glanton was a prominent British historian. [1] He was Master of Peterhouse (Cambridge), from 1980 to 1987. [2]

During World War II, Trevor-Roper served in the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), where he was a colleague of Kim Philby. At the end of the war, he carried out an SIS investigation into the fate of Hitler, which provided the material for his 1947 book, The Last Days of Hitler.

Trevor-Roper attended the 1950 Berlin Congress for Cultural Freedom, as a member of the British delegation, which was funded by the Foreign Office, though the Information Research Department.[3] He was highly critical of the tone of the conference, and attacked the domination of proceedings by 'rootless European ex-Communists'. [4]

He was a director of Times Newspapers Ltd from 1974 to 1988 [5] and from 1978 was a member of the secretive political dining society the Other Club. [6]

Affiliations

Other Club, member
Garrick Club, member [7]


References

  1. Paul Lewis, Hugh Trevor-Roper, Hitler Historian, Dies at 89, New York Times, 26 January 2003.
  2. DACRE OF GLANTON’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 [Accessed 4 Jan 2010]
  3. Frances Stonor Saunders, Who Paid the Piper, Granta Books, 2000, p.76.
  4. Hugh Wilford, Calling the Tune? The CIA, the British Left and the Cold War, Frank Cass, 2003, p.195.
  5. DACRE OF GLANTON’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 [Accessed 4 Jan 2010]
  6. John Lloyd, 'Secret members of the Other Club', The Times, 29 July 1997; p.13
  7. DACRE OF GLANTON’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 [Accessed 4 Jan 2010]