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Richard Henry Tawney (1880-1962) was born in Calcutta and educated at Rugby and Oxford. He was a British sergeant during World War I and in 1931 became Professor of Economic History at the London School of Economics.
Tawney had a strong influence on the
British Labour Party and was married to William Beveridge’s sister, Jeanette.
His principal works were:
The Acquisitive Society (1920)
Secondary Education for All (1922)
Education: the Socialist Policy (1924)
Religion and the Rise of Capitalism (1926)
Land and Labour in China (1932)