Romney Sedgwick

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Romney Sedgwick (1895 – 1972) was a British historian. He married Mana St David Hodson in 1936, having one son and one daughter together.[1]

His work for The History of Parliament showed that the Whig versus Tory dichotomy survived in the reigns of George I and George II.[2]

Eveline Cruickshanks wrote a book on the Tories and the Jacobite Rising of 1745 and said: "My greatest debt is to the late Romney Sedgwick, a staunch Whig, whose wit and erudition I greatly admired, for a series of discussions, heated at times, but, as I well know, much enjoyed on both sides".[3]


  • ‘The Inner Cabinet from 1739 to 1741’, English Historical Review 34 (1919), pp. 290–302.
  • John, Lord Hervey, Some Materials towards Memoirs of the Reign of King George II (editor, 3 volumes, 1931).
  • ‘Sir Robert Walpole 1676-1745: The Minister for the House of Commons’, Times Literary Supplement (24 March 1945), pp. 133–134.
  • The House of Commons 1715-1754 (editor, 2 volumes, 1970).


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  2. ^ J. C. D. Clark, Revolution and Rebellion. State and Society in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (Cambridge University Press, 1986), p. 151.
  3. ^ Eveline Cruickshanks, Political Untouchables; The Tories and the '45 (Duckworth, 1979), p. vi.