Lord Dacre, better known as Professor Hugh Trevor-Roper, was Master of
Peterhouse, Cambridge, 1980-87 [Hon Fellow 1987].
Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper was born 15 January, 1914, the son of Dr
Bertie William Trevor-Roper, MB, MRCS, [1885-1978], of Alnwick,
Northumberland, scion of the Lords Teynham, by his wife Kathleen
He was educated at Charterhouse and at Christ Church, Oxford.
Career: Research Fellow, Merton College, 1937-39, [Hon Fellow 1980];
Student of Modern History and Fellow, Oriel College, Oxford Universty,
1957-80 [Hon Fellow 1980]; Director of The Times Newspapers Ltd,
1974-88; Chevalier, Legion of Honour, 1975, &c.
His publications include: *Archbishop Laud* 1940; *The Last Days of
Hitler* 1947; *The Gentry, 1540-1640* 1953; [edited] *Hitler's Table
Talk* 1953; [edited with J.A.W. Bennett] *The Poems of Richard
Corbett* 1955; *Historical Essays* 1957; [edited] *Hitler's War
Directives, 1939-45* 1964; [edited] *Essays in British History
Presented to Sir Keith Feilding* 1964; *The Rise of Christian Europe*
1965; *Religion, The Reformation, and Social Change* 1967; [edited]
*The Age of Expansion* 1968; *The Philby Affair* 1968; *The European
Witch-Craze of the 16th and 17th Centuries* 1970; *The Plunder of the
Arts in the Seventeenth Century* 1970; *Princes and Artists* 1976; *A
Hidden Life* 1976; *The Goebbels Diaries* 1978; *Renaissance Essays*
1985; * Catholics, Anglicans, and Puritans* 1987; *From
Counter-Reformation to Glorious Revolution* 1992, &c.
Trevor-Roper was created a life peer, in 1979, taking the title Baron
Dacre of Glanton, of Glanton in the County of Northumberland.
He married in 1954, the Lady Alexandra Henrietta Louisa, [b. 9 March,
1907], a goddaughter of Queen Alexandra, former wife of Rear-Admiral
Clarence Dinsmore Howard-Johnston, CB, DSO, DSC, & the eldest daughter
of Field Marshal the 1st Earl Haig, KT, GCB, OM, GCVO, KCIE, by his
wife, the former Hon Dorothy Maud Vivian.
Lady Dacre of Glanton died in 1997. The peer dsp, but leaves
Lord Dacre of Glanton, lately Regius Professor of Modern History at
Oxford, died on Sunday 26 January, 2003, at a hospice in Oxford.