Robert Conquest (left) receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Aretha Franklin (middle) and Alan Greenspan (right) at the White House, November 2005
|Born||George Robert Acworth Conquest
July 15, 1917
Great Malvern, Worcestershire, England
|Alma mater||Magdalen College, Oxford|
|Notable works||The Great Terror: Stalin's Purges of the 1930s|
|Spouse||Joan Watkins (m. 1942–1948)
Tatiana Mihailova (m. 1948–1962)
Caroleen MacFarlane (m. 1964–1978)
Elizabeth Neece Wingate (m. 1979–present)
George Robert Acworth Conquest, CMG (born July 15, 1917) or Robert Conquest is an English-American historian and poet. He is best known for his influential works of Soviet history. They include The Great Terror: Stalin’s Purges of the 1930s. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November 2005.
He was married to Joan Watkins from 1942 until they divorced in 1948. Then he was married to Tatiana Mihailova from 1948 until they divorced 1962. Then he was married to Caroleen MacFarlane from 1964 until they divorced in 1978. He married Elizabeth Neece Wingate in 1979. He has two sons from Watkins and one step-daughter from Wingate. He now lives in the United States.