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Thomas Pakenham

AKA Thomas Francis Dermot Pakenham

Born: 14-Aug-1933
Birthplace: London, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian, Naturalist

Nationality: England
Executive summary: 8th Earl of Longford

Father: Frank Pakenham, 7th Earl of Longford (politician, b. 5-Dec-1905, d. 3-Aug-2001)
Mother: Elizabeth Longford (historian, b. 30-Aug-1906, d. 23-Oct-2002)
Wife: Valerie Susan McNair Scott (m. 23-Jul-1964, two daughters, two sons)
Daughter: Anna Maria Pakenham (b. 26-Jul-1965)
Daughter: Eliza Pakenham (b. 3-Nov-1966)
Son: Edward Melchior Pakenham, Lord Silchester (b. 6-Jan-1970)
Son: Frederick Augustus Pakenham (b. 27-Nov-1971)

    High School: Belvedere College
    University: BA, Magdalen College, Oxford University (1955)

Author of books:
The Mountains of Rasselas: An Ethiopian Adventure (1959, travelogue)
The Year of Liberty: The History of the Great Irish Rebellion of 1798 (1969, history)
The Boer War (1979, history)
The Scramble for Africa, 1876-1912 (1991, history)
Meetings with Remarkable Trees (1996, natural history)
Remarkable Trees of the World (2002, natural history)
The Remarkable Baobab (2004, natural history)
The Company of Trees: A Year in a Lifetime's Quest (2015, natural history)


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