As this year comes to an end i would like to pay my respects to two influential Historians that have sadly passed away this year. On the 25th September 2012 Eric Ives a leading Tudor Historian sadly passed away at the age of 81 years old. He will be sadly missed by everyone in the Historical community. I would just like to share some information on Eric and his successful history career. Eric Ives was a leading light in Tudor history. He was also a Professor in English History at the University of Birmingham. Back in 2001 Eric was awarded the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to history. One of his most famous pieces of work being Anne Boleyn which was published back in 1986. Before he died he left us with one last book The Reformation Experience. I would just like to say Eric you will be sadly missed and will forever main in the hearts of the historical community.
Then on the 1st October 2012 the historical community experienced another blow when another influential Historian Eric Hobsbawm sadly passed away at the grand age of 95 years old. He will also be deeply missed by the historical community. He had been battling leukemia for a number of years and it confirmed that he died of pneumonia and complications of his leukemia. I would just like to share some information on Eric Hobsbawm. He was a Historian of the rise of Industrial Capitalism, Socialism and Nationalism. Eric was seen as one of Britain’s most prominent Historians. in 1978 Eric became a Fellow of the British Academy and then in 1998 he was awarded the companion of honour.