David Cannadine

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David Cannadine (2010)

David Nicholas Cannadine (born September 7, 1950 in Birmingham ) is a British historian and professor at Princeton University .

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Cannadine attended King Edward's School in Birmingham from 1962 and Clare College at Cambridge University from 1969 to 1972 . He then served from 1972 to 1975 Senior Scholar at St John's College of Oxford University . There he received his doctorate ( DPhil ) in 1975; he wrote his dissertation on The Aristocracy and the Towns in the Nineteenth Century: A Case-study of the Calthorpes and Birmingham, 1807-1910 .

From 1975 to 1977 he was a Research Fellow at St John's College and then worked at Oxford University . Between 1977 and 1988 he was a fellow and lecturer at Christ's College , Cambridge . From 1980 to 1988 he was a lecturer in the field of history and was also a member of the Faculty Board for History between 1983 and 1985 . He then was a professor at Columbia University until 1998 . From 1998 he was Professor at the University of London and Director of the Institute of Historical Research . He held this post until 2003; until 2008 he was "Queen Mother Professor of British History" ( Londin ). In 2008 he was appointed to Princeton University and has been Dodge Professor of History since 2011.

He has been a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society since 1981 and was its Vice President between 1998 and 2002 . He has been the editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (ODNB) since October 1, 2014 . In July 2017, he will chair the British Academy for four years , of which he has been a member since 1999. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (1998) and the Royal Society of Literature (1999) and a full member of the Academia Europaea since 2010 and of the American Philosophical Society since 2019 .

So far he has published twelve books and was involved in another thirteen.


Sir David has been married to Linda Colley ( aka Lady Cannadine) since July 10, 1982 .


In 2009, Cannadine was named a Knight Bachelor and elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2018 .

Fonts (selection)

  • The Aristocracy and the Towns in the Nineteenth Century. A case study of the Calthorpes and Birmingham, 1807-1910. 1975, OCLC 43176783 , (Oxford University dissertation, 1975).
  • The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy. Yale University Press, New Haven CT et al. 1990, ISBN 0-300-04761-4 .
  • Ornamentalism: how the British saw their Empire. Allen Lane, London et al. 2001, ISBN 0-7139-9506-8 .
  • What is history now? (as editor) Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke et al. 2002, ISBN 0-333-98646-6 .
  • Mellon: an American life. Allen Lane, London et al. 2006, ISBN 0-7139-9508-4 .
  • George V - The unexpected King. London 2014, Penguin Random House UK, ISBN 978-0-141-97690-7 .
  • Margaret Thatcher: A Life and Legacy. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2017, ISBN 978-0-19-879500-1 .

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