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Richard J. Evans

British historian

1947   -  

country of citizenship: United Kingdom
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: Jesus College, St Antony's College, Forest School
occupation: historian, university teacher, non-fiction writer
award received: Wolfson History Prize, Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales, Fellow of the British Academy, Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Leverhulme Medal, Knight Bachelor

Sir Richard John Evans (born 29 September 1947) is a British historian of 19th- and 20th-century Europe with a focus on Germany. He is the author of eighteen books, including his three-volume The Third Reich Trilogy (2003–2008). Evans was Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge from 2008 until his retirement in 2014, and President of Cambridge's Wolfson College from 2010 to 2017. He has been Provost of Gresham College in London since 2014. Evans was appointed Knight Bachelor for services to scholarship in the 2012 Birthday Honours.
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