Alfred Leslie Rowse

[A. L. Rowse]

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Alfred Leslie Rowse (4 December 1903 – 3 October 1997), known publicly as A. L. Rowse but to friends and family as Leslie, was a British historian from Cornwall. Rowse is best known for his work on Elizabethan England and his poetry about Cornwall. He was also a Shakespearean scholar and biographer. Rowse is further renowned for his irascibility and intellectual arrogance. more »

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  • ''This filthy twentieth century. I hate its guts.''
    A.L. (Alfred Leslie) Rowse (b. 1903), British historian, critic. Time (New York, Nov. 13, 1978).
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