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Professor Richard Toye


BA(Birm) M Phil (Birm) PhD (Cantab) FRHistS


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Telephone: 01392 723296

I am an historian of Britain in in its global and imperial context in the period from the late Nineteenth Century to the present day. I am particularly interested in the rhetorical dimensions of politics, economics and empire. I am the author of three books on Winston Churchill and a number of other works. My most recent book (co-authored with Prof. Martin Thomas) is Arguing About Empire: Imperial Rhetoric in Britain and France, 1882-1956 (OUP 2017). Prior to moving to Exeter in 2007 I taught at the universities of Manchester and Cambridge.