10 Facts About Raymond Carr


Sir Albert Raymond Maillard Carr was an English historian specialising in the history of Spain, Latin America, and Sweden.


Raymond Carr was educated at Brockenhurst School, then a state secondary school in the New Forest, Hampshire.


Raymond Carr then studied at Christ Church, Oxford, where he was elected Gladstone Research Exhibitioner in 1941.


Raymond Carr became a Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford, in 1964, Sub-Warden of the college in 1966 and Warden in 1968, a position he held until his retirement in 1987.


Raymond Carr is considered, together with Angus Mackay and Sir John Huxtable Elliott, a major figure in developing Spanish historiography.


Raymond Carr's recreation was fox hunting, about which he has written two books, English Fox Hunting: A History, a comprehensive history of fox-hunting from medieval times, and, with his wife Sara Carr, Fox-Hunting.


In 1950, Raymond Carr married Sara Ann Mary Strickland, daughter of Algernon Walter Strickland and of Lady Mary Pamela Madeline Sibell Charteris.


Matthew, a portrait artist, married Lady Anne Mary Somerset in 1988, and their daughter Eleanor Raymond Carr was born in 1992.


Laura Carr married Richard E Barrowclough in 1978 and has four children, Milo Edmond, Conrad Oliver, Theodore Charles, and Sibell Augusta.


Raymond Carr has written many book reviews for journals, including the New York Review of Books and The Spectator.