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Encyclopedia > Regius Professor of Modern History (Oxford)

The Regius Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford is an old-established professorial position. The first appointment was made in 1724. (Modern History is here a term of art, contrasting with ancient history; holders of the title have often been mediaeval historians.) Regius Professorships are Royal Professorships at the universities of Cambridge, Oxford, University of Glasgow and Edinburgh. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... Events January 14 - King Philip V of Spain abdicates the throne February 20 - The premiere of Giulio Cesare, an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel, takes place in London June 23 - Treaty of Constantinople signed. ... Jargon redirects here. ... Ancient history is the study of significant cultural and political events from the beginning of human history until the Early Middle Ages. ...

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See also: Regius Professor of Modern History (Cambridge) Thomas Arnold (June 13, 1795 - June 12, 1842) was a famous schoolmaster, head of Rugby School from 1828 to 1841. ... Goldwin Smith (August 13, 1823-June 7, 1910), was a British historian and journalist. ... William Stubbs (June 21, 1825 - April 22, 1901) was an English historian and Bishop of Oxford. ... Edward Augustus Freeman (August 2, 1823 - March 16, 1892) was an English historian. ... James Anthony Froude (April 23, 1818 - October 20, 1894) was an English historian, the brother of William Froude, the engineer and naval architect. ... Frederick York Powell (January 4, 1850- May 8, 1904), English historian and scholar, was born in Bloomsbury, London. ... Charles Harding Firth (March 16, 1857 _ February 19, 1936) was a British historian. ... Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper, Baron Dacre of Glanton (January 15, 1914 - January 26, 2003) was a notable historian of early modern Britain and Nazi Germany. ... Professor Sir Michael Eliot Howard, OM , CH , KBE , MC (November 29, 1922-) is a retired British military historian, formerly the Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford University. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...



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