MARTIN PUGH HISTORIAN
graduated in modern history and politics in 1969 and then spent the years 1969-71 on Voluntary Service Overseas as lecturer in European history at the Aligarh Muslim University
. After returning to Britain
he completed research for his Ph.D. on 'The background to the 1918 Representation of the People Act' at Bristol University
and the Institute
of Historical Research
, London University
, from 1971 to 1974.
From 1974 onwards he was successively lecturer, senior lecturer and professor of modern British history at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
He made his escape from Newcastle in 1999 and has been a self-employed author since then. He lives in Northumberland, which he hopes will re-join Scotland during the next few years,where he spends his time writing, gardening, dog-walking, cooking and planning holidays.