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Hugh Brogan

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Denis Hugh Vercingetorix Brogan born 20 March 1936, known as Hugh Brogan, is a British historian and biographer


  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Career
  • 3 Major publications
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Early life

The son of Sir Denis Brogan and Olwen Phillis Francis Lady Brogan, OBE, archaeologist and authority on Roman Libya, he was educated at St Faith's School, Cambridge, Repton School, and St John's College, Cambridge, graduating BA in 1959 and MA in 1964 As a young man he was apparently interested in Hobbits, as evidenced by a letter in reply to him from JRR Tolkien, dated 7 April 1948


Brogan was on the staff of The Economist from 1960 to 1963, and was elected a Harkness Fellow in 1962, then was a fellow of St John's College, Cambridge, from 1963 to 1974 He was then part of the department of history at the University of Essex from 1974 to 1998, first as a lecturer, then a reader, and finally as Professor of History from 1992 to 1998

Major publications

  • Tocqueville 1973
  • The Times Reports The American Civil War 1975
  • The Life of Arthur Ransome 1984
  • The Longman History of the United States of America 1985, reprinted as The Penguin History of the United States of America, 1990
  • Mowgli's Sons: Kipling and Baden-Powell's Scouts 1987
  • Correspondance et Conversations d'Alexis de Tocqueville et Nassau William Senior, 1991, with Anne P Kerr
  • American Presidential Families 1993
  • Kennedy 1996
  • Signalling from Mars: the letters of Arthur Ransome 1997, ed
  • Alexis de Tocqueville: a biography 2006


  1. ^ "Hugh Brogan - St Faith's School Website" St Faith's School Website Retrieved 2016-04-28 
  2. ^ a b c BROGAN, Prof Denis Hugh Vercingetorix in Who's Who 2007 online accessed 22 October 2007
  3. ^ Letters of JRR Tolkien, 7 April 1948

External links

  • Brogan's staff page at the University of Essex
  • Works by or about Hugh Brogan in libraries WorldCat catalog

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