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Robert Keith Middlemas (1935–2013) was an English historian, known for works on modern European political history.[1]


Middlemas was born in Alnwick, Northumberland on 26 May 1935.[1] He was educated at Stowe School and then joined the Northumberland Fusiliers, before entering Pembroke College, Cambridge, graduating with a first class degree in history.[2]

Entering the Civil Service, Middlemas worked as a House of Commons clerk for nine years. From 1967 he was a lecturer at the University of Sussex.[1] He became a reader there in 1976, and Professor in 1986.[2]

Middlemas published 21 books.[1] He died at West Burton, Sussex on 10 July 2013.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Professor Keith Middlemas - Telegraph". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Barker, Nicholas (25 August 2013). "Professor Keith Middlemas: Historian acclaimed for his work on the politics of modern Europe". The Independent. Retrieved 31 August 2014.