Thomas Hodgkin (historian)
Having been educated as a member of the Society of Friends and taken the degree of B.A. at the University of London, he became a partner in the banking house of Hodgkin, Barnett, Pease and Spence, Newcastle-on-Tyne, a firm afterwards amalgamated with Lloyds Bank.
While continuing in business as a banker, Hodgkin devoted a good deal of time to historical study, and soon became a leading authority on the history of the early Middle Ages, his books. His opus magnum became Italy and her Invaders, published in eight volumes. He died on 2 March 1913. His and the Hodgkin family papers are held at the Wellcome Library in London.
The family of Thomas and Lucy Hodgkin is listed as:
- Lucy Violet (1869–1954) married John Holdsworth;
- John (died in infancy);
- Edward (1872–1921) married Katie Wilson;
- Elizabeth, known as Lily (born 1874) married Herbert Gresford Jones;
- Ellen Sophie (1875–1965) married Robert Carr Bosanquet;
- Robert Howard (24 April 1877 – 28 June 1951) married Dorothy Smith. He was Provost of The Queen's College, Oxford, author of A History of the Anglo-Saxons (1935)
- George (1880–1918) married Mary Wilson.
Their daughter, Lucy Violet Hodgkin, later Holdsworth, (1869–1954) was a writer and gave the 1919 Swarthmore Lecture under the title Silent Worship: The way of wonder.
Their daughter, Ellen Sophia Bosanquet wrote an autobiography, published by her daughter, Diana Hardman, as Late Harvest: Memories, letters poems.
L.V. Hodgkin assembled his letters and wrote a memorial to her brother, George, published in 1923 
His chief works are:
- Italy and her Invaders (8 vols., Oxford, 1880–1899);
- The Dynasty of Theodosius (Oxford, 1889);
- Theodoric the Goth (London, 1891);
- An introduction to the Letters of Cassiodorus: being a condensed translation of the Variae Epistolae of Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus, Senator (London, 1886).
He also wrote a Life of Charles the Great (London, 1897); Life of George Fox (Boston, 1896); and the opening volume of Longman's Political History of England (London, 1906).
- Martin, G. H. (2004) "Hodgkin, Thomas (1831–1913), historian" in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- Hilton, Christopher (2004) "Hodgkin, John (1800–1875)" in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- Wellcome Library catalogue entry forn the Hodgkin Family papers. mundus.ac.uk
- Bosanquet, Ellen Sophie (1970) Late Harvest – Memories, Letters and Poems. p. 7.
- "Mr R. H. Hodgkin". Nature. 140: 676. 16 October 1937. doi:10.1038/140676a0.
- George Lloyd Hodgkin 1880 - 1918 available online at Internet Archive
- Theodoric the Goth by Thomas Hodgkin. Project Gutenberg
- Letters of Cassiodorus. Project Gutenberg
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Hodgkin, Thomas". Encyclopædia Britannica. 13 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 557.
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