Henry Spenser Wilkinson (1 May 1853 in Hulme, Manchester - 31 January 1937 in Oxford) was the first Chichele Professor of Military History at Oxford University. While he was an English writer known primarily for his work on military subjects, he had wide interests. Earlier in his career he was the drama critic for London's Morning Post. From 1882 to 1892 he was on the staff of the Manchester Guardian, for which he wrote occasional pieces on military subjects and was sent on a short-term assignment to cover Lord Wolseley's campaign in Egypt in 1883. He was made redundant in 1892 because of C P. Scott's view that Wilkinson did not follow the principles of the Liberal Party.
Author: Spenser Wilkinson
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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