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Rodney Howard Hilton (1916-2002), Historian

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Rodney Howard Hilton was a Marxist historian of the late medieval period and the transition from feudalism to capitalism. Born in Manchester, he studied at Balliol College, Oxford University and was a member of the Communist Party Historians Group before leaving the party in 1956 with many others. For thirty-six years he taught at the the University of Birmingham.

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Historians of 'Past and Present'

by Stephen Frederick Godfrey Farthing
oil on canvas, 1999
On display at British Academy, London
NPG 6518