John Selwyn Bromley

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John Selwyn Bromley
Died17 April 1985(1985-04-17) (aged 71–72)
Nationality British
Alma mater Bedford School, New College, Oxford
Scientific career
Fields Historian
Institutions University of Oxford, University of Southampton

Professor John Selwyn Bromley (1913–17 April 1985), was a prominent British Naval Historian.



Born in 1913, John Selwyn Bromley was educated at Bedford School and at New College, Oxford. He joined the Civil Service and was Private Secretary to the Financial Secretary to the Treasury between 1941 and 1946. He was Fellow in Modern History at Keble College, Oxford, between 1947 and 1960, and Professor of Modern History at the University of Southampton, between 1960 and 1977. He published widely and is best known for Volume VI of the New Cambridge Modern History , published in 1970. [1]

Professor John Selwyn Bromley died in Southampton on 17 April 1985, aged 71. [2]


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  1. Obituary, The Times , 29 April 1985, p. 14
  2. Obituary, Mariner's Mirror , vol.71, issue 3, 1985, pp. 285–286