Famous Historians from England

List of notable or famous historians from England, with bios and photos, including the top historians born in England and even some popular historians who immigrated to England. If you're trying to find out the names of famous English historians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These historians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known historian from England is included when available.

These people, like Winston Churchill and David Starkey include images when available.

This historic historians from England list can help answer the questions "Who are some English historians of note?" and "Who are the most famous historians from England?" These prominent historians of England may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected English historians.

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  • A. J. P. Taylor
    Dec. at 84 (1906-1990)
    • Birthplace: Birkdale, United Kingdom
  • Alexis Korner
    Dec. at 55 (1928-1984)
    • Birthplace: France, Paris
    • Birthplace: London, England
  • Angus Calder
    Dec. at 66 (1942-2008)
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
  • Anthony Cave Brown
    Dec. at 77 (1929-2006)
    • Basil Davidson
      Dec. at 95 (1914-2010)
      • Birthplace: Bristol, United Kingdom
      • Birthplace: England, London
    • Christopher Hill
      Dec. at 91 (1912-2003)
      • Birthplace: York, United Kingdom
          • Birthplace: Brentwood
          • Birthplace: Aldershot, United Kingdom
          • Birthplace: Kendal, United Kingdom
          • Birthplace: Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
        • E. P. Thompson
          Dec. at 69 (1924-1993)
          • Birthplace: Oxford, United Kingdom
        • Edward Gibbon
          Dec. at 56 (1737-1794)
          • Birthplace: Putney, London, United Kingdom
          • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
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          Dec. at 83 (1879-1963)
          • Birthplace: Alnwick, United Kingdom
        • Frederic William Maitland
          Dec. at 56 (1850-1906)
          • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
        • Frederick Copleston
          Dec. at 86 (1907-1994)
          • Birthplace: Taunton, United Kingdom
        • Frederick York Powell
          Dec. at 54 (1850-1904)
          • Birthplace: Bloomsbury, London, England
        • G. M. Trevelyan
          Dec. at 86 (1876-1962)
          • Birthplace: Welcombe Hotel, United Kingdom
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          Dec. at 82 (1904-1986)
          • Birthplace: Newbury, United Kingdom
        • George Malcolm Young
          Dec. at 77 (1882-1959)
          • Birthplace: Greenhithe, United Kingdom