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- 1650 - 2015
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Powell's academic career continued until the war, in the post of Professor of Greek in the University of Sydney, New South Wales, in Australia, 1937-1939. He then enlisted as a Private and Lance Corporal in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 1939-1940, swiftly winning promotion as: 2nd Lieutenant General List, 1940; Captain, General Staff, 1940-1941; Major, General Staff, 1941; Lieutenant-Colonel, General Staff, 1942; Colonel, General Staff, 1944; Brigadier, 1944.
On leaving the Army, Powell turned to politics. He was a Conservative Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton South West, from 1950 to February 1974, and (as an Ulster Unionist) Down South, October 1974-1983, and South Down, 1983-1987 (resigning his seat in December 1985 in protest against the Anglo-Irish Agreement; re-elected January 1986), finally contesting (again as an Ulster Unionist) South Down in 1987. Powell's Parliamentary career included the posts of: Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Local Government, December 1955-January 1957; Financial Secretary to the Treasury, 1957-1958; Minister of Health, July 1960-October 1963.
Powell's publications include: The Rendel Harris Papyri (1936); First Poems (1937); A Lexicon to Herodotus (1938); The History of Herodotus (1939); Casting-off, and other poems (1939); Herodotus, Book VIII (1939); Llyfr Blegywryd (1942); Thucydidis Historia (1942); Herodotus (translation) (1949); Dancer’s End and The Wedding Gift (poems) (1951); The Social Services; Needs and Means (1952); (jointly) One Nation (1950); Change is our Ally (1954); Biography of a Nation (with Angus Maude) (1955, 2nd edition 1970); Great Parliamentary Occasions (1960); Saving in a Free Society (1960); A Nation not Afraid (1965); Medicine and Politics (1966, revised edition 1976); The House of Lords in the Middle Ages (with Keith Wallis) (1968); Freedom and Reality (1969); Common Market: the case against (1971); Still to Decide (1972); Common Market: renegotiate or come out (1973); No Easy Answers (1973); Wrestling with the Angel (1977); Joseph Chamberlain (1977); A Nation or No Nation (editor R. Ritchie) (1978); Enoch Powell on 1992 (editor Richard Ritchie) (1989); Collected Poems (1990); The Evolution of the Gospel (1994); numerous political pamphlets.
Enoch Powell died on 8 February 1998.
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Several series were extended or new ones created following the receipt of more personal papers from the Powell family in 2018, including: some correspondence added to POLL 1/1; family material added to POLL 1/3; further tributes to JEP etc added to POLL 1/7; a new section relating to Pamela Powell in POLL 1/8; and a whole new series of photographs in POLL 13.
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