Frank Giles

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For the Massachusetts politician, see Frank S. Giles.

Frank Thomas Robertson Giles (born 31 July 1919) was editor of the British Sunday Times newspaper[1] from 1981–83, having served as deputy editor under his predecessor Harold Evans. He stood down in the wake of the Hitler Diaries scandal. He is the son of Col Frank Lucas Netlam Giles OBE (d. 1930) and Elgiva Mary Ackland-Allen (1890-1970), who were married in 1916 in the bride's home parish of St. Hilary in the Vale of Glamorgan. The Ackland-Allen family of St. Hilary Manor and Elgiva's maternal ancestors, the Bearcrofts, are well documented in The Longcrofts: 500 Years of a British Family by James Phillips-Evans (2012). Frank married Lady Katherine Sackville ('Kitty') in 1946 and they had three children, the youngest of whom, Belinda, is married to television broadcaster David Dimbleby.


  • Frank Giles: Sundry Times. London, Murray, 1986. ISBN 0-7195-4289-8
  • Frank Giles: A prince of journalists, the life and times of Henri Stefan Opper de Blowitz. Lasalle, Open Court, 1974. ISBN 0-912050-51-9 (1st ed.: London, Faber and Faber, 1962)
  • Frank Giles: Napoleon Bonaparte: England's Prisoner (ISBN 1841195995)


  1. ^ Chancellor, Alexander (16 March 2002). "The buck stops where?". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 January 2011. 
Media offices
Preceded by
William Rees-Mogg
Deputy Editor of the Sunday Times
Succeeded by
Ron Hall and Hugo Young
Preceded by
Harold Evans
Editor of The Sunday Times
Succeeded by
Andrew Neil