R. C. Simmons

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Born in Bristol, England in 1937, Richard Clive Simmons received his first degree from the University of Cambridge in 1958 and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1965. He joined the history department of the University of Birmingham in 1964, specializing in American history, became a Professor in 1987, headed the department starting in 1992 and retired in 2002. His awards include: Visiting Fellow, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, 1993; Bibliographical Society of America Fellowship, 1990; overseas membership of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts for “distinguished contributions to colonial American history and culture”, 1988; Fellow of the Charles Warren Center, Harvard University, 1968-9. He has published widely on eighteenth-century British and American history, including The American Colonies: From Settlement to Independence (1976) and is currently finishing a biography of William Temple Franklin, grandson of Benjamin Franklin.

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