Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituary – David Lomon

I must confess that I am rather disappointed that the passing of Mr Lomon has not received more attention.┬áHe was the the last surviving British-based member of the International Brigade, who fought General Franco’s fascists in the Spanish Civil War. … Continue reading

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Obituary – Eric Hobsbawm

“It is the business of historians to remember what others forget” – I might steal that. This week of course saw the passing of the great Eric Hobsbawm, and you might be wondering what all the fuss was about. Well, … Continue reading

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Obituary – Sir John Keegan

As students move into and beyond A Level history they should be aware of how the discipline becomes more specialised. Military history has never really been my thing but I have always had great admiration for two British historians of … Continue reading

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