1855 – 1936
Who was Richard Lodge?
He was born at Penkhull, Staffordshire, the fourth of eight sons and a daughter of Oliver Lodge – later a china clay merchant at Wolstanton, Staffordshire - and his wife, Grace. His siblings included Sir Oliver Lodge, physicist; Eleanor Constance Lodge, historian & Principal of Westfield College, London; and Alfred Lodge, mathematician.
He was Professor of History at the University of Glasgow from 1894-1899 and then Professor of History at the University of Edinburgh from 1899 to 1925. During his time at Edinburgh he was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the university. He was a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and in due course became its president. He was knighted in 1917.
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