Thursday, 17 March 2016

Asa Briggs

Tam Dalyell's obituary in the Independent concentrated on his public service, but it should not be forgotten that Lord Briggs was, as a historian, part of the movement which switched attention from kings and queens to what happened to ordinary people through changing times. For me it is a matter of regret that governments from Margaret Thatcher on and popular television have wrenched the emphasis back.

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