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John Simkin

Past and Present

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In 1952 a group of historians founded the journal, Past and Present. Over the next few years the journal pioneered the study of working-class history. John Saville later wrote: "The Historian's Group had a considerable long-term influence upon most of its members. It was an interesting moment in time, this coming together of such a lively assembly of young intellectuals, and their influence upon the analysis of certain periods and subjects of British history was to be far-reaching." Members of this group included:

E. P. Thompson

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/HIStompson.htm

Eric Hobsbawm

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/HIShobsbawm.htm

Raphael Samuel

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/HISsamuelR.htm

John Saville

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/HISsaville.htm

Christopher Hill

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/HIShillC.htm

Rodney Hilton

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/HIShilton.htm

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