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Olive Anderson (1927-2016) was professor of history at Westfield College, University of London.[1] She has been noted for her innovative approach to the writing of military history, which concentrated on the political, administrative, and cultural aspects of conflicts rather than strategy or tactics.[2] In 2017, she featured in a conference, London's Women Historians, held at the Institute of Historical Research.[3]

Selected publications

  • "The Political uses of History in Mid Nineteenth-Century England", Past & Present, Vol. 36, Issue 1 (April 1967), pp. 87–105.
  • A Liberal State at War: English Politics and Economics during the Crimean War (1967)
  • "The Growth of Christian Militarism in mid-Victorian Britain", English Historical Review, 1971.
  • Suicide in Victorian and Edwardian England (1987)[4][5]


  1. Harriet Anderson. "Olive Anderson obituary | Education". The Guardian. Retrieved 2019-09-28. 
  2. "Women in the English Historical Review | The English Historical Review | Oxford Academic". 2018-12-10. Retrieved 2019-09-28. 
  3. London's Women Historians. Laura Carter & Alana Harris, Institute of Historical Research, 2017. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  4. Institution login (2012-08-16). "Olive Anderson, Suicide in Victorian and Edwardian England, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1987, 8vo, pp. viii, 475, illus., £40.00. | Medical History | Cambridge Core". Digital object identifier:10.1017/S0025727300047864. Retrieved 2019-09-28. 
  5. Institution login (2014-07-11). "Olive Anderson. Suicide in Victorian and Edwardian England. Oxford and New York: The Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press. 1987. Pp. xiii, 475. $84.00. | Albion | Cambridge Core". Digital object identifier:10.2307/4050233. Retrieved 2019-09-28. 

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