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Shouldn't this be at Conrad Russell, 5th Earl Russell? Proteus (Talk) 19:37, 23 May 2004 (UTC)[reply]

Well, like his father, he's probably better known just by his given name, so I'd say to keep him here. john k 20:06, 23 May 2004 (UTC)[reply]

How famous is he as a historian? I've only ever heard of him in political contexts (and thus I only know him as "the Earl Russell"), but I'm not a historian (well, not a modern historian at any rate). Proteus (Talk) 20:15, 23 May 2004 (UTC)[reply]

He's one of the most famous historians of 17th century Britain, I'd say. Perhaps the most famous living one, given that Hugh Trevor-Roper and Christopher Hill are now dead. At any rate, Emsworth, couldn't you have discussed this before moving it? john k 14:58, 12 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Sadly, no longer living Epeeist smudge 06:17, 8 October 2007 (UTC)[reply]

6th Earl Russell[edit]

I though that hereditary titles had been abolished now? Dunc| 20:19, 17 Oct 2004 (UTC)

No, only the right of (most) hereditary peers to sit in the House of Lords. --rbrwr± 21:28, 17 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Lib Dems website link[edit]

We should really leave the link to the page at the lib dems site as it is - r.i.p. Even if NULL / NULL is a bit strange to read. -- .~.

Alleged doubtful scholarship and political partisanship[edit]

"Russell's expectation that he would succeed Michael Howard as Regius Professor of History at the University of Oxford was unfulfilled, partly because of doubts long-held in the university about his scholarship and partly because his political partisanship made him unacceptable for such a prestigious post." This may or may not be accurate, but it is strongly expressed and unsourced and comes across as (slightly malicious) academic gossip. Should it be removed? 45ossington (talk) 08:36, 20 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Russell told Tom Cogswell after Michael Howard's prospective resignation as Regius Professor was announced that he was going to be his successor. Richard Cobb's letters (My dear Hugh) testify to the view held by Trevor-Roper and Christopher Hill that Russell was "a fraud". — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A00:23C7:69EF:EB00:942F:5A5F:E0A6:24AA (talk) 19:07, 16 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I've removed it. It's unsourced and comes across as unencyclopaedic to the point of being bitchy. Puffin123 (talk) 01:01, 15 February 2024 (UTC).[reply]