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Hale, Sir John Rigbylocked

(1923–1999)
  • Michael Mallett

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Hale, Sir John Rigby (1923–1999), historian and public servant, was born on 17 September 1923 at Ashford, Kent, the only son and youngest of the three children of Edward Rigby Stephenson Hale, a medical doctor, and his wife, Hilda, née Birks. As a boy he was extraordinarily precocious in both reading and writing, and at thirteen he went to ...

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Proceedings of the British Academy
(1920–)