Simon Fowler (author)

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Simon Fowler (born 1956) is an English social historian and author who lives in Richmond, London.[1] He is editor of Richmond History, the annual journal of the Richmond Local History Society,[2] and has written many books relating to family history and social history.

Fowler was editor of Ancestors, the family history magazine of The National Archives (UK), until it ceased publication in 2010. He edited Family History Monthly from 2000 to 2004. His history-related articles have appeared in Local History Magazine, Family Tree, History Today,[3] BBC History Magazine and several academic journals.

He was an archivist at the Public Record Office, now The National Archives (UK), for 20 years.[4] He was secretary of Labour Heritage, the Labour Oral History Project and the Friendly Societies Research Group. He is also active with the London Archive Users Forum and the Brewery and Pub History societies.[5]



  1. ^ "Contact me". History Man. Simon Fowler. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Journal". Richmond Local History Society. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  3. ^ Fowler, Simon. "War Charity Begins at Home", History Today, September 1999, accessed 23 June 2009
  4. ^ Reported on cover of Fowler, Simon (2007) A Guide to Military History on the Internet, UK: Pen and Sword Books, ISBN 978-1-84415-606-1
  5. ^ Fowler, Simon. 2001 Profile at Fowler's history site, accessed 18 January 2016

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