Blake, Robert (Norman William)
BLAKE, Robert (Norman William)
BLAKE, Robert (Norman William). (Lord Blake of Braydeston, Norfolk). British, b. 1916. Genres: History, Politics/Government, Biography. Career: Oxford University, Queen's College, hon. fellow, 1987- (Christ Church, lecturer, 1946-47, and Student and Tutor in Politics, 1947-68; Ford's Lecturer in English History, 1967-68; Provost of Queen's Coll., 1968-87; Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University, 1971-87). Dictionary of National Biography, editor, 1980-90. Oxford City Council, Conservative Member, 1957-64. Life Peer (Conservative), 1971. Publications: The Unknown Prime Minister: The Life and Times of Andrew Bonar Law, 1955; Disraeli, 1966; The Conservative Party from Peel to Churchill, 1970, 3rd ed. as The Conservative Party from Peel to Major, 1997; The Office of the Prime Minister, 1975; A History of Rhodesia, 1977; Disraeli's Grand Tour, 1982; The Decline of Power, 1985; Churchill, a Pocket Biography, 1998; Jardine Matheson, Traders of the Far East, 1999. EDITOR: The Private Papers of Douglas Haig, 1952; (with J. Patten) The Conservative Opportunity, 1976; The English World, 1982; (coed.) Salisbury: The Man and His Policies, 1987; Oxford Illustrated Dictionary, vol. 4: World History from 1800, 1989; (with R. Louis) Churchill, 1993. Died 2003.