David Thomas Anthony Kynaston
30 July 1951
|Alma mater||University of Oxford (BA)|
London School of Economics (PhD)
|Thesis||The London Stock Exchange, 1870-1914 : an institutional history (1983)|
Early life and educationEdit
Kynaston was educated at Wellington College, Berkshire and New College, Oxford, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in modern history in 1973, and was awarded a PhD from the London School of Economics on the history of the London Stock Exchange in 1983.
Career and researchEdit
Tales of a New JerusalemEdit
In 2007 Kynaston published Austerity Britain, 1945–1951 to much acclaim. The title consists of two books that together make the first volume in a projected series of six entitled Tales of a New Jerusalem. In this series Kynaston intends to chronicle the history of Great Britain from the end of World War II to the ascension of Margaret Thatcher in 1979. Austerity Britain was named "Book of the Decade" by The Sunday Times.
Family Britain (2010) is the second volume in the series, and was also released as two books. It covers the period from 1951 to the Suez crisis of 1956. The volume was serialised on BBC Radio 4 as its Book of the Week for 23 November 2009, read by Dominic West. The third volume, Modernity Britain, covering the years 1957–59, was published in June 2013.
- King Labour: British Working Class, 1850–1914, 1976[ISBN missing]
- Bobby Abel: Professional Batsman, 1982[ISBN missing]
- The Financial Times: a centenary history, 1988[ISBN missing]
- WG's Birthday Party, 1990[ISBN missing]
- Cazenove & Co.: a history, 1991[ISBN missing]
- The Bank of England: Money, Power, and Influence 1694–1994, 1995 (edited by Richard Roberts)[ISBN missing]
- The City of London, Volume I: A World of Its Own, 1815–90, 1995[ISBN missing]
- The City of London, Volume II: Golden Years, 1890–1914, 1995[ISBN missing]
- LIFFE: A Market and it's Makers, 1997[ISBN missing]
- The City of London, Volume III: Illusions of Gold, 1914–45, 1999[ISBN missing]
- The City of London, Volume IV: Club No More, 1945–2000, 2002 (with Will Sulkin)[ISBN missing]
- Austerity Britain, 1945–51, 2007, reprinted as:[ISBN missing]
- Austerity Britain: A World to Build, 1945–48, 2008
- Austerity Britain: Smoke in the Valley, 1948–51, 2008
- Family Britain, 1951–57, 2009
- City of London: The History, 2012[ISBN missing]
- Modernity Britain, 1957–62, 2014, previously published as:
- Till Time's Last Sand: A History of the Bank of England 1694–2013, 2017
- Engines of Privilege: Britain's private school problem, co-authored with Francis Green
- Anon (2017). "Kynaston, Dr David Thomas Anthony". Who's Who. ukwhoswho.com (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.U281869. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
- "Bloomsbury - David Kynaston - David Kynaston". www.bloomsbury.com.
- Kynaston, David Thomas Anthony (1983). The London Stock Exchange, 1870-1914 : an institutional history. london.ac.uk (PhD thesis). London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London). OCLC 24154737. EThOS uk.bl.ethos.295464.
- Random House's page about City of London 1 Archived 1 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine specifies Wellington College, New College Oxford, and the LSE, although it does not give years or degrees.
- Christopher Silvester (30 October 2009). "Family Britain, 1951–57: David Kynaston". Express. Retrieved 4 September 2011.
- Kynaston, David (2007). Austerity Britain, 1945–1951. London: Bloomsbury. p. ix. ISBN 978-0-7475-9923-4.
- "The best of the decade". The Times. Retrieved 4 September 2011.
- Diski, Jenny (August 2010). "Fastidious Albion: Postwar Britain keeps calm, carries on". Harper's Magazine. 321 (1, 923): 79–82. Retrieved 29 June 2013. (subscription required)
- Kynaston, David (23 November 2009). "Family Britain". Book of the Week. BBC. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
- DeGroot, Gerard (14 June 2013). "Modernity Britain by David Kynaston, review". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
- Bennett, Catherine (22 June 2013). "Modernity Britain: Opening the Box, 1957-1959 by David Kynaston – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
- Weight, Richard (November 2013). "Review of Modernity Britain : opening the box, 1957–59". Reviews. History Today. 63 (11): 64–65. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
- Mark Damazer, "Modernity Britain by David Kynaston: Social history with a smile" (review), New Statesman, 27 June 2013.
- Hillman, Nick (2019). "Review of 'Engines of Privilege: Britain's Private School Problem'". hepi.ac.uk. Higher Education Policy Institute.
- Green, Francis; Kynaston, David (2019). Engines of privilege : Britain's private school problem. London. ISBN 978-1-5266-0127-8. OCLC 1108696740.
- Clanchy, Kate (2019). "Engines of Privilege review – a challenge to Britain's private schools?". The Guardian.
- Derham, Patrick (2019). "Book review – Engines of Privilege: Britain's Private School Problem". tes.com. Times Educational Supplement.