Henry Vincent Hodson, 1906-1999

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Hodson wrote many works throughout his long life, including “Economics of a Changing World” (1933), “Twentieth Century Empire” (1948), “Slump and Recovery, 1929-37” (1938), part of “The Empire in the World” (1937), “The British Commonwealth and the Future” (1939), “Problems in Anglo-American relations” (1963), and many articles in The Sunday Times, of which he was Editor, The Round Table, which is the Journal of Chatham House, of which he was Editor in the 1930s, and The Annual Register, of which he was Editor on his later years. We present here some of the books for which he, and subsequently his family, retained the copyright.

The book for which he is best known is “The Great Divide: Britain-India-Pakistan”, published 1969, and re-issued in 1985. This is the official History of the Transfer of Power from the British Raj. The family owns the copyright of this work, it has been transcribed to e-text, and is available to anyone who asks for it. The reason for not presenting it on this website is that it still needs a detailed proof-reading, and we would hate to affect the history of the world by some misprint which might anger the governments involved.

Here are the addresses given at H.V. Hodson's Memorial Service, May 1999, which was held at St. Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside, London (the original Bow Bells of the Nursery Rhyme), and at which the Right Reverend Richard Chartres, Bishop of London, officiated:


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