E. E. Y. Hales

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Edward Elton Young Hales (October 8, 1908 – July 1, 1986) was an English Catholic historian. Born in Nottingham, England, he was a son of James Elton Hales (born July 23, 1872) and Ethel Burbidge. During the late 1950s and early 1960s, "Teddy" Hales (as he was called by his friends) worked as an inspector in the British Ministry of Education in London, and was influential in promoting the study of world history in secondary schools in the UK.[1] An obituary of E. E. Y. Hales was published in The Catholic Historical Review, Vol. LXXII (72) (1986), No. 4, pp. 711–712. His books include:

  • Pio Nono: A Study in European Politics and Religion in the Nineteenth Century (P.J. Kenedy, 1954)
  • Mazzini and the Secret Societies: the Making of a Myth (Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1956)
  • The Catholic Church in the Modern World (Doubleday, 1958)
  • Revolution And Papacy, 1769-1846 (Doubleday, 1960)
  • The Emperor and the Pope: The Story of Napoleon And Pius VII (Doubleday, 1961)
  • Napoleon And the Pope: The Story of Napoleon and Pius VII (Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1962) [possibly a variant title of The Emperor and the Pope]
  • Pope John and His Revolution (Doubleday, 1965)
  • Chariot of Fire (Fantasy novel) 1977

He died at Bellagio, Italy while on holiday there.


  1. ^ Noel Cowen, "Global history: a short overview" (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2001), viii.