Eric Hobsbawm
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Eric Hobsbawm, British historian, dies aged 95

1 October 2012 Last updated at 23:25 BST

Eric Hobsbawm, one of Britain's most eminent historians, has died at the age of 95, his family have confirmed.

Mr Hobsbawm, whose works were shaped by a radical socialist outlook, wrote more than 30 books including History of the 20th Century and The Age of Extremes.

Nick Higham reports.