Ellis 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 is currently at Tower Hill in Wilmington. He is the author of more than a dozen articles in scholarly journals and is the author of a student guide to prepare for the Advanced Placement European History Examination (now in its third edition), and six books: Whig Renaissance (1987), Born to Rule: British Political Elites (2000), Aristocracy and the Modern World (2006), A History of Modern Britain: 1714 to the Present (2009), The Role of Ruling Class Adaptability in the British Transition from Ancien Regime to Modern State (2010), and Sources and Debates in Modern British History 1714 to the Present (2012). He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 1998 and was a Visiting Fellow at 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.
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