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  • Ellis Wasson, Adjunct Faculty in the History Department at the University of Delaware

    Adjunct Faculty
    University of Delaware
    117 John Munroe Hall
    Newark, DE 19716
    T 9:30-10:30; R 11:00-12:00


    ‚ÄčEllis Wasson earned his B.A. and M.A. at Johns Hopkins and Ph.D. in British history at Cambridge. His career has been spent as a teacher and administrator in independent schools. He retired as chair of the history faculty at Tower Hill School in Wilmington. He is the author of more than twenty articles in scholarly journals and chapters in books as well as a student guide to the Advanced Placement European History Examination. He has published seven books. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 1998 and a Visiting Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge in 2004. His research interests include the Whig Party in the nineteenth century, British imperialism, and landed society in Britain and Europe since the eighteenth century.



    • The British and Irish Ruling Class 1660-1945, Vol. 1 (2017)
    • The Role of Ruling Class Adaptability in the British Transition from Ancien Regime to Modern State (2010)
    • A History of Modern Britain: 1714 to the Present (2009, 2016)
    • Aristocracy and the Modern World (2006)
    • Born to Rule: British Political Elites (2000)
    • Whig Renaissance (1987)

    Edited Volumes

    • The British and Irish Ruling Class 1660-1945 (2017)
    • Sources and Debates in Modern British History 1714 to the Present (2012)
    • Preparing for the Advanced Placement European History Examination (1996, 2000, 2004, and 2015).





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