Richard Shannon (historian)
Richard Shannon is an historian best known for his two volume biography of William Ewart Gladstone. He was appointed Professor of Modern History at the University College Swansea, University of Wales in 1979.
He was born in Fiji, acquired his first degree at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and a PhD at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He taught modern history at Auckland and then at the University of East Anglia before moving to Swansea.
- The Crisis of Imperialism, 1865-1915 (London: Hart-Davis McGibbon, 1974).
- Gladstone: Peel's Inheritor, 1809-1865 (London: Hamish Hamilton, 1982).
- The Age of Disraeli, 1868-1881: The Rise of Tory Democracy (London: Longman, 1992)
- The Age of Salisbury, 1881-1902: Unionism and Empire (London: Longman, 1996).
- Gladstone: Heroic Minister 1865 - 1898 (London: Allen Lane, 1999).
- Gladstone: God and Politics (London: Hambledon Continuum, 2007).
- Richard Shannon, The Age of Disraeli, 1868-1881: The Rise of Tory Democracy (London: Longman, 1992), back flap of dustjacket.