Hugh Brogan

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Denis Hugh Vercingetorix Brogan (born 20 March 1936), known as Hugh Brogan, is a British historian and biographer.

Early life[edit]

The son of Sir Denis Brogan and Olwen Phillis Francis (Lady Brogan), OBE, archaeologist and authority on Roman Libya, he was educated at St Faith's School,[1] Cambridge, Repton School, and St John's College, Cambridge, graduating BA in 1959 and MA in 1964.[2] As a young man he was apparently interested in Hobbits, as evidenced by a letter in reply to him from J.R.R. Tolkien, dated 7 April 1948.[3]


Brogan was on the staff of The Economist from 1960 to 1963, and was elected a Harkness Fellow in 1962, then was a fellow of St John's College, Cambridge, from 1963 to 1974.[2] He was then part of the department of history at the University of Essex from 1974 to 1998, first as a lecturer, then a reader, and finally as Professor of History from 1992 to 1998.[2]

Major publications[edit]


  1. ^ "Hugh Brogan - St Faith's School Website". St Faith's School Website. Retrieved 2016-04-28. 
  2. ^ a b c BROGAN, Prof. (Denis) Hugh (Vercingetorix) in Who's Who 2007 online (accessed 22 October 2007)
  3. ^ Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, 7 April 1948

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