Robinson, Henry Crabb (1775-1867)

Noted diarist, barrister, popularizer of the German Romantics, and founder of the University of London.  He is notable for being The Times first formal overseas correspondent, submitting dozens of despatches about the battle front from La Coruña at the start of the Peninsular War (1808).

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Sources (indicative): Elías Durán de Porras,  La prensa británica en los comienzos de la guerra de la independencia: Henry Crabb Robinson y la corresponsalía del The Times en España.  Valencia: Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera, 2006;  Derek Hudson, ed.   The Diary of Henry Crabb Robinson: An Abridgement.  London and New York:  Oxford University Press, 1966.; Baker, John M. Baker, Henry Crabb Robinson of Bury, Jena, ‘The Times,’ and Russell Square, London: Allen and Unwin, 1937; Edith Morley, The Life and Times of Henry Crabb Robinson. London: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1935.

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