Andrew John Boyd Hilton (born 1944) is a British historian and a professor and fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. He specialises in modern British history, from the mid-18th century to the mid-19th century.
19 January 1944
|Main interests||British history from the mid-18th century to the mid-19th century|
|Notable works||A Mad, Bad, and Dangerous People? England 1783–1846|
Hilton was educated at William Hulme's Grammar School, Manchester, and New College, Oxford, where he obtained a first class honours degree in Modern History. From 1969 to 1974 he was a research lecturer at Christ Church, Oxford. He was elected a fellow of Trinity College in 1974.
In 2007, Hilton was promoted by Cambridge to an ad hominem professorship and—"partly on the strength of his widely acclaimed ... volume in the New Oxford History of England"—a Fellow of the British Academy.
A Mad, Bad, and Dangerous People?Edit
A Mad, Bad, and Dangerous People? England 1783–1846, published in 2006, is part of the New Oxford History of England. In a 2006 review, Tristram Hunt (a former undergraduate of Hilton's college) called it a "lively and wide-ranging study that is mercifully free of dry chronology" and a "comprehensive, intriguing and challenging volume"; he notes it includes "studies of Pitt, Fox, Liverpool and Canning" as well as "accounts of phrenology, mesmerism and even early 19th-century flagellatory literature" and a "welcome concentration on economic and business matters".
- Corn, Cash, Commerce: The Economic Policies of the Tory Governments, 1815–1830 (1978) ISBN 0-19-821864-8
- The Age of Atonement: The Influence of Evangelicalism on Social and Economic Thought, ca. 1795–1865 (1988) Oxford University Press ISBN 0-19-820107-9
- A Mad, Bad, and Dangerous People? England 1783–1846 (2006) Oxford University Press ISBN 0-19-822830-9
- Trinity College Annual Record 2008, page 112 from Trinity Members Online at the University of Cambridge
- "R03 – Authority Change Report for Hatfield Library Consortium". Mark O. Hatfield Library at Willamette University. Archived from the original (5.9MB HTML-based structured report) on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 2010-11-01.
Email from the author, May 4, 2010 (Andrew John Boyd Hilton, b. 19 January 1944; professor and fellow of Trinity College and the Faculty of History, Cambridge University)
- Trinity College Annual Record 2008, page 6 from Trinity Members Online at the University of Cambridge
- Boyd Hilton Archived June 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine at the British Academy website.
- Professor Boyd Hilton at the Cambridge University History Faculty website
- Hunt, Tristram (27 February 2006). "The road to democracy. The English in the 18th century were not forelock-tugging, Church-and-King types but an adventurous and eclectic people eager to embrace scientific progress and political change. Tristram Hunt on the foundations of the first modern nation". New Statesman. Retrieved 2013-04-19.