Alfred Leslie Rowse

Alfred Leslie Rowse

Born: December 4, 1903

Died: October 3, 1997

Nationality: British

Occupation: Historian

Biography: Alfred Leslie Rowse, known publicly as A. L. Rowse but to friends and family as Leslie, was a British historian from Cornwall. Rowse is best known for his work on Elizabethan England and his poetry about Cornwall. He was also a Shakespearean scholar and biographer. Rowse is further renowned for his irascibility and intellectual arrogance.