Peter 'Plantagenet' Somerset Fry (1931–1996)

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Peter Somerset Fry, born Peter George Robin Fry, was a British historian and author of more than 50 books. He added Somerset to his surname by deed poll, and Plantagenet was a nickname which he adopted at university, relating to his championing of Richard III.

Wolfson College, University of Cambridge



Peter 'Plantagenet' Somerset Fry (1931–1996)




oil on canvas


H 91 x W 60 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from Lee Seng Tee

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Inscription description

PETER FRY' by his friend ROY CALNE '92


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