Barker in the 1890s
|Born||23 September 1874|
|Died||17 February 1960 (age 85)|
|Burial place||St Botolph's Church, Cambridge|
|Alma mater||Balliol College, Oxford|
|Occupation||Principal of King's College London|
|Spouse(s)||Emily Isabel Salkeld (1900-1924), Olivia Stuart Horner (1927-1960)|
Life and career
Born in Woodley, Cheshire; and educated at Manchester Grammar School and Balliol College, Oxford, Barker was a Fellow of Merton College, Oxford from 1898 to 1905, St John's College, Oxford from 1909 to 1913, and New College, Oxford from 1913 to 1920. He spent a brief time at the London School of Economics. He was Principal of King's College London from 1920 to 1927, and subsequently became Professor of Political Science in the University of Cambridge in 1928, being the first holder of the chair endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation.
Barker was married twice, firstly in 1900 to Emily Isabel Salkeld, with whom he had a son and two daughters; she died in 1924. In 1927 he married Olivia Stuart Horner; they had a son and a daughter.
- The Political Thought of Plato and Aristotle (1906)
- The Republic of Plato (1906)
- Ernest Barker, H. W. Carless Davis, C. R. L. Fletcher, Arthur Hassall, L. G. Wickham Legg, F. Morgan, Why We Are at War: Great Britain's Case, by Members of the Oxford Faculty of Modern History (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1914)
- Political Thought in England from Herbert Spencer to the present day: 1848-1914 (1915)
- Greek Political Theory: Plato and his Predecessors (1918)
- Ireland in the last Fifty Years: 1866-1918 (1919)
- Translator's Introduction (1934) to Otto von Gierke, Natural Law and the Theory of Society (1934)
- Oliver Cromwell and the English People (1937)
- Britain and the British People (1942)
- Reflections on Government (1942)
- "The Development of Public Services in Western Europe 1660-1930" 1944
- The Politics of Aristotle (1946)
- Character of England edited (1947)
- Traditions of Civility (1948)
- Principles of Social and Political Theory (1951)
- Essays on Government (1951)
- The European Inheritance edited with Sir George Clark and Professor P Vaucher (3 volumes, 1954)
- Age and Youth: Memories of Three Universities and the Father of Man (1953)
- Social Contract: Essays by Locke, Hume, and Rousseau (1956)
- "Barker, Sir Ernest (1874–1960), political theorist". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. 2004. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/30588. Retrieved 2020-10-29. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
- "barker, Ernest". Who's Who. ukwhoswho.com. 1920–2016 (April 2014 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 15 December 2017. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
- "Sir Ernest Barker" The Times (London, England), Friday, Feb 19, 1960; pg. 13; Issue 54699
- Levens, R.G.C., ed. (1964). Merton College Register 1900–1964. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. p. 4.
- "Sir Ernest Barker Prize Winners" (PDF). www.psa.ac.uk.
- "1938 Four by Sir Ernest Barker, Used - AbeBooks". www.abebooks.com. Retrieved 2020-10-29.
- "Britain and the British People. By Sir Ernest Barker. (London, New York, and Toronto: Oxford University Press. 1955. Pp. xii, 186. $2.00.)". American Political Science Review. 50 (2): 579. June 1956. doi:10.1017/S0003055400229997. ISSN 1537-5943.
- "1938 SIR ERNEST BARKER Four Page HANDWRITTEN LETTER by SIR ERNEST BARKER: (1938) 1st Edition, Inscribed by Author(s) Manuscript / Paper Collectible | Blank Verso Books". www.abebooks.com. Retrieved 2020-10-29.
- The Liberal Magazine, 1936
- "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter B" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 17 May 2011.
- In Europe in the Eighteenth Century 1713-1783 by M S Anderson
- Essays On Government by Ernest Barker
- Author and Book Info.com
- Arthur Aughey (2007) The Politics of Englishness; Manchester University Press
- Andrezj Olechnowicz, 'Liberal anti-fascism in the 1930s: The case of Sir Ernest Barker', Albion 36, 2005, pp. 636–660
- Julia Stapleton (1994), Englishness and the Study of Politics: The Social and Political Thought of Ernest Barker
- Julia Stapleton (2007), Ernest Barker in Brack & Randall (eds.), The Dictionary of Liberal Thought, Politico's Publishing
- Julia Stapleton (editor) Polis, vol. 23:2 (2006), Ernest Barker: A Centenary Tribute
- Political Studies Association Hall of Fame
- "Archival material relating to Ernest Barker". UK National Archives.
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