Andrew Roberts (historian)

Andrew Roberts (Historian)

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Andrew Roberts (born 13 January 1963) is an English historian and journalist.

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Dr Roberts was born in London, England, the son of Simon (a business executive) from Cobham, Surrey, and Katie Roberts. Simon Roberts inherited Job's Dairy milk business and owned the United Kingdom contingent of Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants.

Roberts was raised in the Church of England (Anglican) and briefly attended Cranleigh School. Roberts took a first class honours BA degree in Modern History at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge in 1985, where he is an honorary senior scholar. Roberts began his post-graduate career in corporate finance as an investment banker and private company director with the London merchant bank Robert Fleming & Co., where he worked from 1985 to 1988.

He is divorced from his first wife with whom he had two children, Henry and Cassia, who live in Edinburgh. Roberts is married to Susan Gilchrist, senior partner of the corporate communications firm Brunswick Group and a Governor of the South Bank Centre. He lives in Belgravia.

In 2011 he was awarded a doctorate by Cambridge University.

Historian and writer

The first of Roberts' books was the biography of Neville Chamberlain's and Winston Churchill's foreign secretary, the Earl of Halifax, entitled The Holy Fox, and published in 1991....
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