Christopher Hibbert

Christopher Hibbert


Born
in Enderby, Leicestershire, The United Kingdom
March 05, 1924

Died
December 21, 2008

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Christopher Hibbert, MC, FRSL, FRGS (5 March 1924 - 21 December 2008) was an English writer, historian and biographer. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the author of many books, including Disraeli, Edward VII, George IV, The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici, and Cavaliers and Roundheads.

Described by Professor Sir John Plumb as "a writer of the highest ability and in the New Statesman as "a pearl of biographers," he established himself as a leading popular historian/biographer whose works reflected meticulous scholarship.

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The House of Medici: Its Ri...

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The Great Mutiny: India 1857

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Rome: The Biography of a City

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The Borgias

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George III: A Personal History

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“Yet, although many priests were extremely poor, the Church as an institution was not only very rich but also powerful. It paid no taxes, voluntarily contributing instead a grant to the state every five years, and, as the amount of this grant was decided in the quinquennial Church Assemblies, the clergy were able to exercise a considerable influence over the policies of the Government.”
Christopher Hibbert, The Days of the French Revolution

“I do not deny my past. I have been a great wanderer from what is right, but at least I know it and hope that the knowledge has not come too late.”
Christopher Hibbert, The Borgias and Their Enemies: 1431-1519

“I f you sound your trumpets, we will ring our bells.”
Christopher Hibbert, The House Of Medici: Its Rise and Fall

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