Arnold Toynbee 1889-1975
Toynbee in 1969
Copyright National Portrait Gallery London
Arnold Joseph Toynbee's major work was A Study of History,
which filled 12 volumes.
Critics point to Toynbee's
occasional religious undertone as well as his moral and
philosophical views that are sometimes felt a little bit too
strong coming from a historian, so they argue.
In any event, Toynbee had an
incredible output. Among his many other works is
Toynbee was born at London, son
of Harry Valpy Toynbee and Sarah Edith née Marshall. He had
two younger sisters, Jocelyn Mary Catherine and Margaret.
Toynbee's uncle, the brother of
his father, was another Arnold
Toynbee (1852-1883) also a very bright man.
Rosalind Murray was Toynbee's
first wife (1913), Veronica Boulter became his second wife