John Brooke (British historian)
John Brooke (born 4 May 1920) is a British historian. He studied history at the Victoria University of Manchester under Lewis Namier and, in 1951, became Namier's principal assistant for the History of Parliament. When Namier died in 1960, Brooke succeeded him as editor of the section dealing with 1754 to 1790. From 1964 he was Senior Editor of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts. He was co-author with Namier of a biography of Charles Townshend, and author of The Chatham Administration, a study of politics in the early years of George III's reign. He was also the author of a leading biography of King George III, published in 1972.
- The Chatham Administration 1766–1768, 1956.
- The House of Commons, 1754–1790, 1966, 1964, edited by John Brooke & Sir Lewis Namier.
- King George III, 1972. First published by Constable (London) in 1972 with a foreword by HRH Prince of Wales.
- Joint author with Sir Lewis Namier on biography of Charles Townshend (1964).
- Adrian Gaster (1977). The international authors and writers who's who. International Biographical Centre. p. 130. ISBN 090033245X.
- Schneider, Axel and Wolf, David, editors. The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 5: Historical Writing Since 1945. Oxford University Press, 2011
- Louis, Wm Roger; Eliot, Simon; Louis, W Roger, editors. History of Oxford University Press: Volume III: 1896 to 1970. Oxford University Press, 2013
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