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Derek Winterbottom - Author and Historian.

Born 1944 in Cheshire, UK, (forenames Derek Owen) only child of Edwin and Ida Winterbottom, later hotel proprietors in Lancashire and North Wales.

At Rossall School, Fleetwood, 1949-1962. Read History at Brasenose College, Oxford, 1962-65 (BA, MA), and Diploma in Education at Oxford 1965-1966, including one term teaching at St Paul's School, London.

History teacher at Westminster School, London, 1966-67 and Clifton College, Bristol, 1967-72. Studied for degree of B.Phil. in Medieval Studies at University of York, 1972-73, with dissertation on reasons for the economic and political decline of York in the 15th century. Head of History at Berkhamsted School, Herts, 1973-1979, and Schoolmaster Fellow at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, Lent Term 1980.

Head of History at Clifton College 1980-1994 and President of the Bristol Historical Association, 1985-87. Research at University of Nottingham, 1994-95. Domiciled in the Isle of Man since 1995. Writer and occasional lecturer and broadcaster. Associate, RHist Soc.; FRSA. Governor, Rossall School, 2004-2014.

He has also been a rowing coach.

Rowed in Brasenose College Ist VIII, 1964. i/c Rowing at Clifton College 1968-72, coached University of York Ist VIII 1972-73, i/c Rowing at Berkhamsted School 1974-79, coached Gonville and Caius Lents Boat 1980, i/c Rowing at Clifton 1981-1994, coached at University of Nottingham 1994-1995. ARA bronze coaching qualification 1979, silver 1980.......... next page.....

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