Howard T. Fry
About the Author:
Howard T. Fry is a historian specialising in the expansion of British trade during the long eighteenth century. Having served in the Second World War in the army and RAF, he returned to academia, serving first as a schoolmaster and then taking his Ph.D from Cambridge with a thesis on Alexander Dalrymple. He established and taught a course on South-East Asian history for the University of North Queensland, spending two decades of his career in Australia; in 1984 he was awarded a Harold White Research Fellowship at the National Library of Australia.