Robert Rhodes James

Sir Robert Rhodes James (1933-1999) was a British historian, biographer and Member of Parliament. He published his first book – a biography of Lord Randolph Churchill – in 1959 and went on to write many other highly acclaimed biographies of political and royal figures. His subjects included King George VI, Anthony Eden, Prince Albert, Winston Churchill and Lord Rosebery, the last of which won him the Royal Society’s Literary Award. His second book, An Introduction to the House of Commons, won the 1962 John Llewelyn Rhys Prize.

Books by Robert Rhodes James