Professor Anthony Howe was educated at the University of Oxford (Wadham and Nuffield Colleges) and taught there at Oriel College before moving to the Department of International History at the London School of Economics (1983-2003). Since 2003 he has been Professor of Modern History at the University of East Anglia.
His publications include Free Trade and Liberal England, 1846-1946 (Oxford, 1998); Rethinking Nineteenth-Century Liberalism: Richard Cobden Bicentenary Essays (with Simon Morgan) (2006). Since 2003, with the aid of funding from the Arts & Humanities Research Council, he has been editing The Letters of Richard Cobden (1804-65), three volumes of which have so far been published by Oxford University Press. He is currently completing the final volume (1860-65). He is also working on an international history of free trade from Adam Smith to Globalization.