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Stanley Bindoff, in 1951 became the first Professor of History at Queen Mary College. During his time at Queen Mary he served as Head of the History Department, Dean of the Faculty of Arts.  He was involved in the complex affairs of the University of London, acting as Chairman of the Board of Studies in History, Representative of the University on the Essex Records Committee, and serving on the Governing Bodies of several educational institutions.  Bindoff also worked as a Visiting Professor in History at U.S. universities including Claremont Graduate School, California, in 1966, and Harvard University, in 1968.

Bindoff wrote one book, Tudor England (Pelican History of England series, 1950), which was highly successful. He had twenty nine items published, not including several reviews. These items included The Scheldt Question to 1839 (1945), and Ket's Rebellion (a Historical Association pamphlet, 1949). Bindoff devoted much of his later years to the History of Parliament, a gazetteer of the members and constituencies of The House of Commons.

Bindoff’s archives include papers relating to the whole course of his career, including teaching at Queen Mary College, research, and involvement in various other educational activities.

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