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Alfred Leslie Rowse

Alfred Leslie Rowse (December 4, 1903 - October 3, 1997) (A L Rowse) was a British historian.

He was born in St Austell[?], Cornwall, into a very poor background, his parents being virtually illiterate. Despite this handicap, he won a scholarship to Christ Church College, Oxford in 1921, eventually becoming a Fellow of All Souls'. Nevertheless, he remained proud of his working-class origins. His love for his native county inspired him to write poetry as well as the works on history and English literature for which he became famous. He developed a widespread reputation for irascibility.


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