Tony Wrigley

Former Professor of Economic History, and Master of Corpus Christi College at University Of Cambridge

Tony Wrigley was Professor Economic History in Cambridge and Master of Corpus Christi College. He was formerly President of the British Academy. He is both an economic historian and an historical demographer with a prime interest in describing and understanding the industrial revolution. His books include Population and history; with R.S. Schofield, The population history of England 1541-1871; People, cities and wealth; Continuity, chance and change: the character of the industrial revolution in England; with R.S. Davies, J.E. Oeppen, and R.S. Schofield, English population history from family reconstitution 1580-1837; Poverty, progress, and population; and Energy and the English industrial revolution.