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Name  Jonathan Bardon

Role  Author
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Education  Queen's University Belfast
Books  A history of Ulster, A History of Ireland in 250 Epis, Belfast: An Illustrated History, The Plantation of Ulster, Belfast: A Century

Dr Jonathan Bardon OBE 14th May 2014

Jonathan Bardon (born in Dublin, 1941), OBE, is an Irish historian and author.


Early life

Bardon was born in Dublin in 1941 and graduated from Trinity College, Dublin in 1963. Shortly thereafter, in 1964, he moved to Belfast to begin his teaching career at Orangefield Boys Secondary School. While in Belfast, he enrolled at Queens University, Belfast, where he received a Diploma in Education, also in 1964. Living in Northern Ireland as a young man during the beginning of the Troubles, he credits two things that piqued his fascination with it, while remaining nonpolitical: his early teaching experiences educating young boys, both Catholic and Protestant, in Belfast; and a five feature commission he received from the now-defunct Sunday Times to write about and research the Battle of the Somme.


Bardon is best known for his critically acclaimed text, A History of Ulster. The book examines, in detail, the cultural, social, economic, and political arenas of the province, beginning with the early settlements and progressing linearly to present-day Ulster.

He has also written numerous radio and television programmes on the subject of Northern Ireland. Most recently he was commissioned by BBC Radio to create a two hundred and forty-episode series entitled A Short History of Ireland. The final episode aired on 18 March 2007.

In 2002, Bardon received an OBE for "services to community life".


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