Godfrey Elton, 1st Baron Elton

Godfrey Elton, 1st Baron Elton

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Godfrey Elton, 1st Baron Elton, was a British historian. Elton was the eldest son of Edward Fiennes Elton and his wife Violet Hylda Fletcher. He was educated at Rugby and Balliol College, Oxford. At Oxford he at first studies classics but later turned to history. However, he never took his history finals as he was commissioned into the 4th Hampshire Regiment in September 1914. He fought in Mesopotamia in the First World War and was wounded during the siege of Kut-el-Amara. After Kut-el-Amara fell in April 1916 he was taken prisoner by the Turks. After the war Elton was elected a Fellow of Queen's College, Oxford in 1919, and was lecturer in modern history from 1919 to 1939, dean of the college between 1921 and 1923 and tutor from 1927 to 1934. In 1923 he published The Revolutionary Idea in France, 1789-1878show more

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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 281g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134971634
  • 9786134971638