Jenkins, T(erence) A(ndrew) 1958-
JENKINS, T(erence) A(ndrew) 1958-
PERSONAL: Born May 30, 1958, in England; son of Griffith Hugh (a factory worker) and Ivy (Deering) Jenkins. Education: University of East Anglia, B.A. (with first class honors), 1979; Cambridge University, Ph.D., 1984. Hobbies and other interests: Numismatics, classical music (piano).
ADDRESSES: Office—History of Parliament, Wedgwood House, 15 Woburn Sq., London WC1H 0NS, England; fax: 0171-255-1442. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, British Academy postdoctoral fellow, 1987-90; University of East Anglia, Norwich, England, lecturer, 1990-91; University of Exeter, Exeter, England, lecturer, 1991-92; University of East Anglia, lecturer, 1992-94, 1995-96; University of Bristol, Bristol, England, lecturer, 1996-97; History of Parliament, London, England, senior research officer, 1998—.
MEMBER: Royal Historical Society (fellow).
AWARDS, HONORS: Prince Consort Prize for History, Cambridge University, 1988, for Gladstone, Whiggery, and the Liberal Party, 1874-1886.
Gladstone, Whiggery, and the Liberal Party, 1874-1886, Oxford University Press (Oxford, England), 1988.
(Editor) The Parliamentary Diaries of Sir John Trelawny, 1858-1865, Royal Historical Society (London, England), 1990.
The Liberal Ascendancy, 1830-1886, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1994.
(Editor) The Parliamentary Diaries of Sir John Trelawny, 1868-1873, Royal Historical Society (London, England), 1994.
Disraeli and Victorian Conservatism, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1996.
Parliament, Party, and Politics in Victorian Britain, Manchester University Press (New York, NY), 1996.
Sir Robert Peel, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1999.
Britain: A Short History, One World Publishers (Oxford, England), 2001.
Contributor to periodicals, including Historical Journal, English Historical Review, Modern History Review, and Parliamentary History.
SIDELIGHTS: T. A. Jenkins once told CA: "I wrote stories from an early age (seven or eight years old) and experimented with poetry in my teens—no talent at all! As the author of works on political history, I suppose I have found a way of combining my scholarly interests with my desire to write. This is probably why my work tends to be rather more in the narrative style than is currently fashionable.
"I have always been fascinated with the Victorian era. It was a time of rapid and profound change, yet there was also an underlying continuity. My interests include the role of the aristocracy within the political system and the process by which Britain's political culture adapted itself in the face of economic and social change. (It was a two-way process, as I see it.) My recent research has emphasized the importance of the parliamentary dimension to politics, which has hitherto been largely neglected by scholars working on the Victorian period."