John Holland Rose

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John Holland Rose.

John Holland Rose (1855-1942)[1] was an influential English historian who wrote a famous biography of French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and also wrote a history of Europe, entitled The Development of the European Nations among other historical works. He was educated at Bedford Modern School and Christ's College, Cambridge.[2]

Rose was the basis for C. P. Snow's fictional character M. H. L. Gay (see "Years of Hope: Cambridge, Colonial Administrator in the South Seas, and Cricket" by Philip Snow.)

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