Regius Professors of Modern History, from 1724

November 20 2007

Oxford (holder ex officio a fellow of Oriel):

David Gregory 1724-36
William Holmes 1736-42
Joseph Spence 1742-68
John Vivian 1768-71
Thomas Nowell 1771-1801
Henry Beeke 1801-13
Edward Nares 1813-41
Thomas Arnold 1841-42
John Antony Cramer 1842-48
Henry Halford Vaughan 1848-58
Goldwin Smith 1858-66
William Stubbs 1866-84
Edward Augustus Freeman 1884-92
James Anthony Froude 1892-94
Frederick York Powell 1894-1904
Charles Harding Firth 1904-25
Henry William Carless Davis 1925-28
Maurice Powicke 1928-47
Vivian Hunter Galbraith 1947-57
Hugh Trevor-Roper 1957-80
Michael Eliot Howard 1980-89
John Huxtable Elliott 1990-97
Robert John Weston Evans 1997-


Samuel Harris 1724-35
Shallet Turner 1735-62
Lawrence Brockett 1762-68
Thomas Gray 1768-71
John Symonds 1771-1807
William Smyth 1807-49
Sir James Stephen 1849-60
Charles Kingsley 1860-69
John Seeley 1869-95
John Dalberg, Baron Acton of Aldenham 1895-1902
John Bagnell Bury 1902-27
George Macaulay Trevelyan 1927-43
George Norman Clark 1943-47
James Ramsay Montagu Butler 1947-54
Michael Clive (otherwise David) Knowles 1954-63
Herbert Butterfield 1963-68
William Owen Chadwick 1968-83
Geoffrey Elton 1983-88
Patrick Collinson 1988-96
Quentin Skinner 1996-

4 Responses to “Regius Professors of Modern History, from 1724”

  1. davidderrick Says:

    There are Regius Chairs in other subjects and at other universities. And see the Wikipedia stub on the Regius Professors of Ecclesiastical History at Oxford:

  2. […] the Regius Professors of Modern History, appointed in both universities from 1724, were not nuclei of historical “guilds”. For over a […]

  3. […] of England farmers, but he was entirely an Oxford man. He was, however, invited in 1947 to become Regius Professor of History at Cambridge in succession to GN Clark. See McNeil, pages 208-10 on his reasons for declining. The […]

  4. […] was an Oxford man, though only briefly a don, but he declined the Regius Professorship of Modern History at Cambridge in 1947 in succession to GN Clark. The job would surely not have suited him. It was […]

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