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John Francis Pollard (born November 23, 1944) is a British historian, fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and Emeritus Professor of Modern European History at Anglia Polytechnic University. His research interests include fascist and neo-fascist movements, the ideology of present-day neo-Nazism, political and social Catholicism and history of the nineteenth and twentieth century Italy and the Papacy.



Pollard was born at South Shields, County Durham, United Kingdom on November 23, 1944. After graduating from South Shields Grammar-Technical School for Boys, John Pollard took his B.A. Degree in History at Cambridge University in 1966, and M.A. in 1970. John Pollard completed his PhD at the University of Reading with Doctoral thesis on fascism - 'From the Conciliazione to the Riconciliazione: The Church and the Fascist Regime in Italy, 1929 to 1932'. In 1990 John Pollard received the title of Professor of Modern European History. He took early retirement from Anglia Polytechnic University in 2003,[1] but continues to teach undergraduate and graduate students as a Supervisor in the Faculty of History of the University of Cambridge.

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