Robert Conquest

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Robert Conquest

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 (1917-07-15) (age 98)
Great Malvern, Worcestershire, England
Nationality English-American
Citizenship United States,
United Kingdom
Alma mater Magdalen College, Oxford
Occupation Historian, poet
Notable works The Great Terror: Stalin's Purges of the 1930s
Spouse Joan Watkins (m. 1942–1948) «start: (1942)–end+1: (1949)»"Marriage: Joan Watkins to Robert Conquest" Location: (linkback://
Tatiana Mihailova (m. 1948–1962) «start: (1948)–end+1: (1963)»"Marriage: Tatiana Mihailova to Robert Conquest" Location: (linkback://
Caroleen MacFarlane (m. 1964–1978) «start: (1964)–end+1: (1979)»"Marriage: Caroleen MacFarlane to Robert Conquest" Location: (linkback://
Elizabeth Neece Wingate (m. 1979–present) «start: (1979)»"Marriage: Elizabeth Neece Wingate to Robert Conquest" Location: (linkback://
Children 3

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.[1]

Conquest was born on July 15, 1917 in Great Malvern, Worcestershire, England. He studied at Magdalen College, Oxford.

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.

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