Albert Pollard was born London in 1869, the son of a moderately successful chemist. He was introduced to historical study at Oxford, where he was tutored by the assistant editor of the English Historical Review, R. L. Poole. However, his real introduction to historical method came in his work with the Dictionary of National Biography, for which he wrote 426 articles, and of which he was assistant editor from 1893. During this period he also published his first books.
In time, and as a result of studies such as A History of England from the Accession of Edward VI to the Death of Elizabeth (1910) and The Reign of Henry VIII from Contemporary Sources (1914), Pollard's view of Tudor political life set the …
Nixon, Mark. "Albert Frederick Pollard". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 21 March 2002
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