Hugh Hale Bellot
Early life and education
He was the elder son of Hugh Hale Leigh Bellot MD FRCS (1860-1927), a barrister and alumnus of Trinity College, Oxford, and Beatrice Violette Clarke, and was born in Addlestone, Surrey. He was educated at Bedales School and then won a scholarship to Lincoln College, Oxford.
He was a master at the Battersea Polytechnic Secondary School (later Henry Thornton Grammar School from 1929 and currently Lambeth Academy) and then Bedales School. In 1915 became a customs clerk until the end of the First World War. In 1921 he was appointed an assistant in history at University College London. He became senior lecturer in 1926 and in 1927 move to the University of Manchester as Reader in Modern History. From 1930-1955 he was Professor of American History at London University with a spell as Sir George Watson Lecturer at the University of Birmingham in 1938 and also from 1940-1944 he was principal at the Board of Trade.
He was elected to the Senate of London University from 1938–56 and held various other positions with the university including as Vice-Chancellor from 1951-53.
He was honorary secretary of the Royal Historical Society from 1934–52 and its President from 1952-56.
- "Commerce in War" Hugh Hale Leigh Bellot (Author) with Llewellyn Archer Atherley-Jones c.1923. Reprinted in paperback, Ulan Press (4 Jun 2011) ASIN: B009L5AQSQ
- University of London archive, Vice Chancellor and Principal 1901-2002, accessed 4 November 2012
- BELLOT, Hugh Hale Leigh, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007, accessed 5 Nov 2012
- Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 5th series, Vol 20, (1970), pp.1-4, accessed 4 November 2012
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