Thomas Hodgkin (historian)
- For the British physician, his uncle, with the same name, see Thomas Hodgkin.
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 being indispensable to all students of this period. 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:
- 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 1877–1957) married Dorothy Smith, 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.
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. 16 October 1937.
- 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). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
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