Keith Laybourn

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Keith Laybourn FRHistS FHEA (born 13 March 1946) is Diamond Jubilee Professor of the University of Huddersfield and Professor of History. [1] He is a British historian of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century specialising in labour history and the working class in Britain. He has published extensively, and has authored over 46 books [2] on subjects including women's history, social policy and administration, and policing. [3] In 2012 he took over presidency of the Society for the Study of Labour History following the death of the previous president, Eric Hobsbawm. [4] He has also appeared on television, including Who Do You Think You Are? [5] In 2016 he signed a public letter along with many other academic historians opposing Brexit. [6]

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  1. Examiner Live (13 APR 2012) 'Diamond Jubilee tribute by University of Huddersfield', Huddersfield Examiner
  2. Examiner Live (13 APR 2012) 'Diamond Jubilee tribute by University of Huddersfield', Huddersfield Examiner
  3. Secular Martyrdom in Britain and Ireland : From Peterloo to the Present, edited by Quentin Outram, and Keith Laybourn, Palgrave Macmillan US, 2018
  4. Examiner Live (5 DEC 2012) 'History: Prof Keith Laybourn is new President of the Society for the Study of Labour History', Huddersfield Examiner
  5. Anon. (12 Sep 2012), 'Town Historian Helps Hugh', Huddersfield Daily Examiner, p9.
  6. Various Authors (24 May 2016) 'Lessons from history for the Brexiters', The Guardian