Michael Bentley (historian)

Michael Bentley (born 1948) is an English historian of British politics in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.[1] Boyd Hilton has called Bentley's Politics Without Democracy 1815–1914 "a wonderfully 'inside' account of life at the top",[2] whilst K. Theodore Hoppen claims the book "provides an interesting (if allusive) study of attitudes".[3]

Bentley is married to the historian Sarah Foot.

WorksEdit

  • The Liberal Mind, 1914–1929 (1977)
  • Politics Without Democracy, 1815–1914 (1984, 1996)
  • The Climax of Liberal Politics (1987)
  • Companion to Historiography (1997)
  • Modern Historiography: An Introduction (1998)
  • Lord Salisbury's World (2001)
  • Modernizing England's Past: English Historiography in the Age of Modernism, 1870–1970 (The Wiles Lectures) (2006)
  • The Life and Thought of Herbert Butterfield: History, Science and God (2011)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Michael John Bentley". University of St Andrews - Research at St Andrews. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  2. ^ Boyd Hilton, A Mad, Bad, and Dangerous People? England. 1783–1846 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2006), p. 705.
  3. ^ K. Theodore Hoppen, The Mid-Victorian Generation. 1846–1886 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998), p. 726.