Toby Barnard

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Toby Christopher Barnard, FBA is emeritus fellow in history at Hertford College, University of Oxford.



He joined the college in 1976 and retired in 2012. [1] He was formerly lecturer in history at Royal Holloway (1970-1976). Barnard is a specialist in the political, social and cultural histories of Ireland and England, c. 1600–1800. [2] His A New Anatomy of Ireland (2003) was notable for the depth of primary research that Barnard carried out to complete it. One reviewer commented that "This task of discovery and accumulation by itself is an heroic achievement." [3] Barnard is a fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Historical Society. He did his undergraduate studies at The Queen's College, Oxford, and was supervised for his DPhil by Hugh Trevor-Roper.[ citation needed ]


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  1. "Toby Barnard retires" in The Hertford College Magazine, No. 92, 2012, pp. 29-31.
  2. BARNARD, Dr Toby. British Academy. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  3. Alan Ford. Review of Barnard, Toby, A New Anatomy of Ireland: the Irish Protestants, 1649-1770. H-Albion, H-Net Reviews. January, 2005. Retrieved 11 June 2015.