Peter Hennessy


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in London, The United Kingdom
March 28, 1947

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Peter Hennessy is an English historian and academic specialising in the history of government. Since 1992, he has been Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary University of London.

He was born in Edmonton, the youngest child of William G. Hennessy by his marriage to Edith (Wood-Johnson) Hennessy

Hennessy attended the nearby Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School, and on Sundays he went to St Mary Magdalene church, where he was an altar boy. He was educated at St Benedict's School, an independent school in Ealing, West London. When his father's job led the family to move to the Cotswolds, he attended Marling School, a grammar school in Stroud, Gloucestershire. He went on to study at St John's College, Cambridge, where he was
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The Prime Minister: The Off...

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Having it So Good: Britain ...

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Never Again: Britain 1945-1951

4.12 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 1992 — 6 editions
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The Secret State: Preparing...

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Whitehall

4.23 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1988 — 4 editions
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The Hidden Wiring: Unearthi...

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Distilling the Frenzy: Writ...

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Establishment and Meritocracy

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