Jack Scarisbrick
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Jack Scarisbrick

Professor John Joseph Scarisbrick MBE FRHistS (often shortened to J.J. Scarisbrick) is a British historian who taught at the University of Warwick. He is also noted as the co-founder with his wife Nuala Scarisbrick of LIFE, a British pro-life charity founded in 1970.[1]

Born in 1928 in London, Scarisbrick was educated at The John Fisher School and later Christ's College, Cambridge, after spending two years in the Royal Air Force.[1] He specialises in Tudor history and his most critically acclaimed work is Henry VIII, first published in 1968.[2][3]

He received an MBE in 2015 for services to vulnerable people as founder of Zoe's Place, a hospice for children in Coventry.[4]


  1. ^ a b Gray, Freddy (21 September 2007). "'I am a rather unsubtle sort of chap'". Catholic Herald. p. 7. Archived from the original on 25 February 2014. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ Guy, John. "Signposts: The Tudors". History Today. Archived from the original on 4 October 2015. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Loades, John (2011). Henry VIII. London: Amberley. pp. Preface. ISBN 9781445606651 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Waddington, Jenny (30 December 2014). "New Years Honours recognise people from Coventry and Warwickshire". Coventry Telegraph. Retrieved 2018.

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