R. A. H. Bickford-Smith

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R. A. H. Bickford-Smith

Roandeau Albert Henry Bickford-Smith (3 May 1859 – 1916) was an English barrister and antiquary, the author of Greece under King George (1893), once a standard work on 19th century Greek history.


Early life

Roandeau Albert Henry Bickford-Smith was born in Trevarno on 3 May 1859, the son of William Bickford-Smith (1827–99), member of Parliament for Truro, Cornwall. He graduated in law from Trinity College, Cambridge University, in 1883, and received his Masters of Arts degree in 1886. [1]


Bickford-Smith became a member of the Inner Temple in 1882 and was called to the bar in 1886. [1]

His 1893 book, Greece under King George was translated into Greek in 1993. [1]

He was a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. [1]


In 1891, Bickford-Smith married Caroline Louise Marianne Skinner (1873–1936). They had three children, John Allan, William Nugent Venning and Aubrey Luis. [1]


Bickford-Smith died in 1916. [1]

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  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Chatziioanou, Maria Christina. (2009) "Like a rolling stone, R.A.H. Bickford-Smith (1859-1916) from Britain to Greece" in Michael Llewellyn-Smith, Paschalis Kitromilides, Eleni Calligas. (Eds.) Scholars, travels, archives: Greek history and culture through the British School at Athens. London: British School at Athens, 2009. pp. 39-48. (British School at Athens Studies Vol. 17) ISBN   978-0904887600