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Isle of Man local author, Derek Winterbottom was born in the UK in 1944 and read Modern History at the University of Oxford and a further degree in Mediaeval Studies at the University of York.
He was for many years Head of the History Department at Clifton College, in Bristol, and he served as President of the Bristol Historical Association. He has written some thirty publications in the fields of history, local history, and biography, with his two specialties being the English public school system and the history and culture of the Isle of Man, where he is a well-respected resident. He spends the winter in Tenerife. where he does most of his writing.
This book was published in 2021.
Brasenose college, Oxford was jointly founded in 1509 by a powerful Bishop and wealthy lawyer, on the footprint of the medieval Brasenose Hall, named after its 12th century door knocker.
Brasenose rose to prominence after 1785 where it was for many years ranked in the top three Oxford colleges in student numbers, wealth, and social standing.
During the 19th century it became a byword for masculine sporting prowess and yet in 1974 it was one of the first colleges to admit women.
It has also had its fair share of famous alumni and good academic results.
Paperback, c200 pages, illustrated in colour and black & white.