GUARDIAN: Hugh Trevor-Roper: The Biography by Adam Sisman

BOOK REVIEW: "Hugh Trevor-Roper, once a regular reviewer for this paper, was an English prose stylist with few rivals. He was also a historian who never lost sight of the function of history: to tell the truth. True, Trevor-Roper loved the minor squabbles of the common room, and the impenetrable feuds of the letters pages. He loved to score points off his enemies, and how those enemies rejoiced when he made the monumental blunder of momentarily authenticating the Hitler diaries for Rupert Murdoch's bully-boy editors at the Sunday Times in 1983. But the side of Trevor-Roper who loved the minor field sport of don-baiting was only one side of a much grander figure at home on the wider uplands of European humanism."


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