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Thomas Hodgkin (historian)
- For the British physician with the same name, see Thomas Hodgkin.
Having been educated as a member of the Society of Friends and taken the degree of B.A. at the University of London, he became a partner in the banking house of Hodgkin, Barnett & Co., Newcastle-on-Tyne, a firm afterwards amalgamated with Lloyds Bank.
While continuing in business as a banker, Hodgkin devoted a good deal of time to historical study, and soon became a leading authority on the history of the early middle ages, his books being indispensable to all students of this period. His chief works are:
- Italy and her Invaders (8 vols., Oxford, 1880-1899)
- The Dynasty of Theodosius (Oxford, 1889)
- Theodoric the Goth (London, 1891)
- An introduction to the Letters of Cassiodorus (London, 1886).
He also wrote a Life of Charles the Great (London, 1897); Life of George Fox (Boston, 1896); and the opening volume of Longman's Political History of England (London, 1906).
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