Asa Briggs, Baron Briggs, British historian and life peer, Died at 94

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Asa Briggs, Baron Briggs was born on May 7, 1921, and died in March 2016.

He was an English historian.

Asa was a leading specialist on the Victorian era and the foremost historian of broadcasting in Britain.

Baron was made a life peer in 1976.

Briggs has written a five-volume text on the history of broadcasting in the UK (essentially, the history of the BBC) from 1922 to 1974.

During 1987, he was invited to be President of the Brontë Society, a literary society established in 1893 in Haworth, near Keighley, England.

Asa presided over the Society’s centenary celebrations in 1993 and continued as President until he retired from the position in 1996.

Asa Briggs married Susan Anne Banwell in 1955 and they have two sons and two daughters.

Asa Briggs passed away at 94 yrs old.

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