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Sunday, 12 April 2015


A.J.P. McCoy. B. 1906, Southport. Fiercely Germanophobic historian and jockey. Educated Oriel College, Oxford, and Bolger's racing yard, Coolcullen C.Kilkenny. Notable for books on 19th and 20th century European history (eg The Origins of the Second World War, The Italian Problem in European Diplomacy 1847-49, etc) and for holding title of Champion Jockey a record 19 times.

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