Asa Briggs

Asa Briggs, Baron Briggs (* 7. Mai 1921 in Keighley) ist ein britischer Historiker.

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Briggs wurde 1921 in Keighley geboren, wo er die Grammar School besuchte. Am Sidney Sussex College in Cambridge erreichte er 1941 den Grad eines BA, an der University of London External Programme erreichte er 1941 den Grad eines BSc in Wirtschaftswissenschaften. Von 1941 bis 1945 war Briggs in der Forschungseinrichtung des Intelligence Corps Bletchley Park tätig, wo er an der Entschlüsselung der Enigma beteiligt war. Briggs war von 1978 bis 1994 Kanzler der Open University. 1976 bis 1991 war er Provost des Worcester Colleges in Oxford. 1976 wurde er zum Life Peer erhoben. Von 1996 bis 2002 war er Vorsitzender des Eurydice Consultative Committee.

Briggs ist mit Susan Anne Banwell seit 1955 verheiratet. Das Paar hat zwei Söhne und zwei Töchter.

Werke

  • The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom (Oxford University Press)
  • The Age of Improvement, 1783–1867 (Harlow: Pearson, 1959, 2nd edn 2000)
  • The Channel Islands, Occupation and Liberation 1940–1945, Batsford Books, London, ISBN 0-7134-7822-5
  • A Social History of England
  • Victorian People
  • Victorian Cities
  • Victorian Things
  • Marx in London, An Illustrated Guide

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