Hugh Trevor-Roper

Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper, Baron Dacre of Glanton, was one of the most eminent historians of his generation. He was born in Northumberland in 1914 and educated at Oxford, where he was Regius Professor of Modern History from 1957 to 1980. In 1980 he was appointed Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge and was created a life peer in 1987. He was a prolific author who wrote on a wide range of historical periods, from medieval to contemporary, but he is particularly well-known for his work on the Third Reich, especially his The Last Days of Hitler (1947). Hugh Trevor-Roper died in 2003.