Asa Briggs

English historian

Asa Briggs, Baron Briggs (7 May 1921 – 15 March 2016) was an English historian. He was a leading specialist on the Victorian era. He was a well-known historian of broadcasting in Britain. He was made a life peer in 1976. Briggs was born in Keighley, West Riding of Yorkshire.

The Lord Briggs
Born(1921-05-07)7 May 1921[1]
Died15 March 2016(2016-03-15) (aged 94)
Spouse(s)Susan Anne Banwell (1955–2016, his death)

Briggs died in Lewes, East Sussex on 15 March 2016. He was aged 94.


  1. "The Rt Hon the Lord Briggs, FBA". Debretts.