Hugh Swynnerton Thomas THOMAS OF SWYNNERTON

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1931-10-21
Education Sherborne, Queens' Coll Cambridge (maj scholar, MA)
Books & Publications >ir< as Hugh Thomas: The World's Game (1957), The Spanish Civil War (1961, revised edn 1977, revised and illustrated edn Spain 1979), The Story of Sandhurst (1961), The Suez Affair (1967), Cuba, or the Pursuit of Freedom (1971), The Selected Writings of José Antonio Primo de Rivera (ed, 1972), Goya and the Third of May 1808 (1972), Europe, the Radical Challenge (1973), John Strachey (1973), The Cuban Revolution (1977), An Unfinished History of the World (1979, revised edn 1989, published in the US as A History of the World 1979), The Case for the Round Reading Room (1983), Havannah (novel, 1984), Armed Truce (1986), A Traveller's Companion to Madrid (1988), Klara (novel, 1988), The Conquest of Mexico (1993, US title Conquest 1994), The Slave Trade (1997), Who's Who of the Conquistadors (2000), Rivers of Gold (2003), Barreiros: Motor of Spain (2007), Letter from Asturias (2007), Beaumarchais in Seville (2007), The Golden Empire (2010), World Without End: the Spanish Empire of Philip II (2013)
Recreations N/A
Clubs Athenaeum, Beefsteak
Style The Rt Hon Lord Thomas of Swynnerton
Career sits as cross-bencher in House of Lords; historian; with Foreign Office 1954-57, sec to UK Delgn to UN Disarmament Sub-Ctee 1955-56, lectr RMA Sandhurst 1957, prof of history Univ of Reading 1966-76, visiting prof Sch of Hispanic American Studies Seville 2000; chm Centre for Policy Studies 1979-91; King Juan Carlos I prof of Spanish civilisation NYU 1995-96, univ prof Boston Univ 1996; co pres Hispano-British Tertulias 1987-93; Somerset Maugham Prize 1962, Arts Cncl Prize for History (first Nat Book Awards) 1980, Rafael Calvo Serer Prize 2008, Nonino Prize 2009, Boccacio Prize 2009, Joaquín Romero Murube Prize Sevile 2013; hon fell Queens' Coll Cambridge 2008; Knight Grand Cross Order of Isabel la Católica (Spain) 2001 (Cdr 1987), Order of the Aztec Eagle (Mexico) 1995, Cdr Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France) 2008
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Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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