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Jones, Arnold Hugh Martin (1904–1970), historian, was born at Birkenhead, Cheshire, on 9 March 1904, the son of John Arthur Jones (1867–1939), then on the staff of the Liverpool Post and later (1908–24) editor of The Statesman of Calcutta, and his wife, Elsie Martin...

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Meiggs, Russell (1902–1989), historian, was born on 20 October 1902 in Balham, London, the only son and younger child of William Herrick Meiggs, of no fixed occupation but who described himself on his son's birth certificate as 'general merchant', and his wife, Mary Gertrude May...

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Momigliano, Arnaldo Dante (1908–1987), ancient historian, was born on 5 September 1908 in Caraglio, near Cuneo, Italy, the only son and eldest of three children of Riccardo Salomone Momigliano, grain merchant, and his wife, Ilda Levi. His was a prominent Jewish intellectual family; his father and mother died in a concentration camp in the Second World War. He was educated at home, and from 1925 at ...

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Syme, Sir Ronald (1903–1989), Roman historian, was born on 11 March 1903 in Eltham, a small market town in the province of Taranaki in the North Island of New Zealand. He was the elder son and eldest of three children of David Simpson Syme...