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- For the brigadier general of the same name, see Thomas Pakenham, 5th Earl of Longford. For further people of the same name, see Earl of Longford.
Thomas Francis Dermot Pakenham (born August 14, 1933) is an Anglo-Irish historian and author of several prize winning non-fiction books. He is also known as Thomas Pakenham, Lord Longford, the 8th Earl of Longford. He does not use the title and did not use his courtesy title before succeeding his father. He is the son of Frank Pakenham and Elizabeth Longford. His sister Antonia Fraser is also a writer.
Thomas Pakenham was born in 1933 and educated in Dublin, Oxford and York. After graduating from Magdalen College, Oxford, in 1955 he travelled to Ethiopia, a trip which is described in his first book The Mountains of Rasselas.
Books authored or co-authored by Thomas Pakenham in reverse chronological order:
- Books about trees
- Historical books
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