Anthony Howe

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Anthony Howe is an English historian and Professor of Modern History at the University of East Anglia, a post he has held since 2003.[1] He has previously taught at the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Modern History at Oriel College, Oxford.[2]

Howe was educated at Cheltenham Grammar School, Wadham College, Oxford and was a postgraduate student at Nuffield College, Oxford.[3]


  • The Cotton Masters, 1830-1860 (Oxford, 1984).
  • ‘Towards the ‘hungry forties’: free trade in Britain, c. 1880-1906’, in Eugenio Biagini (ed.), Citizenship and Community. Liberals, Radicalis and Collective Identities in the British Isles. 1865-1931 (Cambridge, 1996), pp. 193–218.
  • Free Trade and Liberal England, 1846-1946 (Oxford, 1997).
  • ‘Re-Forging Britons: Richard Cobden and France’, in S. Aprile & F. Bensimon (eds.), La France et L'Angleterre an XIXe siècle, pp. 89–104
  • ‘Two Faces of British Power: Cobden versus Palmerston’, in David Brown and Miles Taylor (eds.), Palmerston Studies II (Southampton, 2007), pp. 168–92
  • ‘Free Trade and Global Order’, in Duncan Bell (ed.), Victorian Visions of Global Order (Cambridge, 2007), pp. 26–46.
  • The Letters of Richard Cobden: Volume I: 1815-1847 (Oxford, 2007).
  • The Letters of Richard Cobden: Volume II: 1848-1853 (Oxford, 2010).
  • ‘British Liberalism and the Legacy of Saint-Simon: The Case of Richard Cobden’, History of Economic Ideas (forthcoming).