Sir Charles Harding Firth, Kt.

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Sir Charles Harding Firth, Kt.

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: February 19, 1936 (78)
Banbury, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of John Firth and Charlotte Frances Firth (Harding)
Husband of Frances Elizabeth Firth
Father of Noel Osborn Firth
Brother of Lewis John Firth; Alice Mary Firth; Arthur Firth; Edward Harding Firth and Charlotte Isabelle Firth
Half brother of Jessie Elizabeth Jones and Thomas Firth

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About Sir Charles Harding Firth, Kt.

Sir Charles Harding Firth (16 March 1857 – 19 February 1936) was a British historian.

Born in Sheffield, he was educated at Clifton College and at Balliol College, Oxford. At university he took the Stanhope prize for an essay on Richard Wellesley, 1st Marquess Wellesley in 1877, became lecturer at Pembroke College in 1887, and fellow of All Souls College in 1901. He was Ford's lecturer in English history in 1900, was elected FBA in 1903[1] and became Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford in succession to Frederick York Powell in 1904. Firth's historical work was almost entirely confined to English history during the time of the English Civil War and the Commonwealth; and although he is somewhat overshadowed by S.R. Gardiner, who wrote about the same period, his books were highly regarded.

  • Wikipedia.org: Charles Harding Firth.
  • Residence: 18 Newbould Lane, Sheffield - 1881
  • Residence: 33 Norham Rd, St Giles, Oxford - 1891
  • Residence: 10 Windsor Rd, Ealing, Middlesex - 1901
  • Residence: 2 Northmoor Rd, Oxford - Between 1911 and 1936
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Sir Charles Harding Firth, Kt.'s Timeline

1857
March 16, 1857
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
1881
April 18, 1881
Age 24
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
1936
February 19, 1936
Age 78
Banbury, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom