Rowse (1903-97), the son of a clayworker, won a scholarship to Oxford and studied modern history at Christ Church, Oxford. He was soon elected to a fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford (1925), which he retained until his retirement as a renewed historian of Elizabethan England, Shakespearean scholar and biographer. He was also a lecturer at Merton College (1927-30) and at the London School of Economics (1931-35). He contested seats for Parliament for the Labour Party in 1931 and 1935, but failed to be elected.
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