Boyd Hilton

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Boyd Hilton
Full name Andrew John Boyd Hilton[1][2]
Born (1944-01-19) 19 January 1944 (age 70)
Main interests British history from the mid-18th century to the mid-19th century
Major works A Mad, Bad, and Dangerous People? England 1783-1846

Andrew John Boyd Hilton (born 1944)[2] is a British historian and a professor and fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. He specialises in modern British history, from the mid-18th century to the mid-19th century.

Hilton was educated at William Hulme's Grammar School, Manchester, and New College, Oxford, where he obtained a first class honours degree in Modern History. From 1969-74 he was a Research Lecturer at Christ Church, Oxford. He was elected a fellow of Trinity College in 1974.[1] In 2007, he was "promoted by the University to an ad hominem Professorship[3] and—"partly on the strength of his widely acclaimed...volume in the New Oxford History of England"[3]—a Fellow of the British Academy.[4]

A Mad, Bad, and Dangerous People?[edit]

A Mad, Bad, and Dangerous People? England 1783-1846, published in 2006, is part of the New Oxford History of England.[5] Tristram Hunt, in a 2006 review, called it a "lively and wide-ranging study that is mercifully free of dry chronology" and a "comprehensive, intriguing and challenging volume"; he notes it includes "studies of Pitt, Fox, Liverpool and Canning" as well as "accounts of phrenology, mesmerism and even early 19th-century flagellatory literature" and a "welcome concentration on economic and business matters".[6]

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  1. ^ a b Trinity College Annual Record 2008, page 112 from Trinity Members Online at the University of Cambridge
  2. ^ a b "R03 - Authority Change Report for Hatfield Library Consortium" (5.9MB HTML-based structured report). Mark O. Hatfield Library at Willamette University. Retrieved 2010-11-01. Email from the author, May 4, 2010 (Andrew John Boyd Hilton, b. 19 January 1944; professor and fellow of Trinity College and the Faculty of History, Cambridge University) 
  3. ^ a b Trinity College Annual Record 2008, page 6 from Trinity Members Online at the University of Cambridge
  4. ^ Boyd Hilton at the British Academy website.
  5. ^ Professor Boyd Hilton at the Cambridge University History Faculty website
  6. ^ Hunt, Tristram (27 February 2006). "The road to democracy. The English in the 18th century were not forelock-tugging, Church-and-King types but an adventurous and eclectic people eager to embrace scientific progress and political change. Tristram Hunt on the foundations of the first modern nation". New Statesman. Retrieved 2013-04-19.