Name: Edward Palmer Thompson
Born: February 3, 1924; Oxford, United Kingdom
Death: August 28, 1993; Worcester, United Kingdom
Education: Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge (1946).
Family: British Methodist missionary parents. His father, Edward John Thompson was influential for E.P. Thompson. Both E.P. Thompson and his brother William Frank Thompson served in the army during World War II.
Influences: Joined the Communist Party Historians Group. He was influenced by Dona Torr a British Marxist historian.
Famous Works: William Morris (1955) and The Making of the English Working Class (1963).
Journal: The New Left Review
Contribution: Marxist historian and peace campaigner. Important study of the English working class. Participated in the emergence of the New Left.