David Cannadine is the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Professor of British History at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London. He is a graduate of Clare College, Cambridge, St. John’s College, Oxford, and Princeton University. He has been a Fellow and Lecturer at Christ’s College, Cambridge, and Professor of History at Columbia University. Between 1998 and 2003, he was Director of the Institute of Historical Research, in the University of London. Professor Cannadine is the author, co-author and editor of numerous books including The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy (1990), which won him the Lionel Trilling Prize; G. M. Trevelyan: A Life in History (1992); Class in Britain (1998); Ornamentalism: How the British Saw their Empire (2001), In Churchill’s Shadow: Confronting the Past in Modern Britain (2002) and, most recently Mellon: An American Life (2006). In addition, Professor Cannadine is General Editor of Studies in Modern History, the Penguin History of Britain, and the Penguin History of Europe. He is a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery, the Kennedy Memorial Trust, and the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum, a Commissioner for English Heritage and Chairman of its Blue Plaques Panel, a member of the Advisory Committee of the Royal Mint and the Editorial Board of the History of Parliament. He is also a regular broadcaster on television and radio in the United Kingdom.
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