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J. H. Plumb

AKA John Harold Plumb

Born: 20-Aug-1911
Birthplace: Leicester, England
Died: 21-Oct-2001
Location of death: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: England
Executive summary: England in the Eighteenth Century

Father: James Plumb
Mother: Sara Ann Plumb

    High School: Alderman Newton's Grammar School
    University: University College Leicester
    University: Christ's College, Cambridge University
    Scholar: King's College, Cambridge University (1939-46)
    Teacher: Lecturer, Christ's College, Cambridge University (1946-66)
    Professor: Modern History, Christ's College, Cambridge University (1966-73)

    UK National Portrait Gallery Trustee (1961-82)
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1970
    Knighthood 1982

Author of books:
England in the Eighteenth Century (1950)
West African Explorers (1951, with C. Howard)
Chatham (1953)
Studies In Social History (1955)
The First Four Georges (1956)
Sir Robert Walpole (1956-60, biography, 2 vols.)
The Renaissance (1961)
Men And Places (1963)
The Growth of Political Stability in England 1675-1725 (1967)
The Death of the Past (1969)
In The Light of History (1972)
The Commercialization of Leisure (1974)
Royal Heritage: The Treasures of the British Crown (1977, with Huw Wheldon)
Royal Heritage: The Story of Britain's Royal Builders and Collectors (1977, with Huw Wheldon)
New Light on the Tyrant George III (1978)
Georgian Delights (1980)
Royal Heritage: The Reign of Elizabeth II (1980)
The Birth of a Consumer Society: The Commercialization of Eighteenth-Century England (1982, with Neil McKendrick and John Brewer)
The Making of a Historian (1988, essays)
The American Experience (1989, essays)


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