Albert Frederick Pollard was a British historian who specialized in the Tudor period. He was born in Ryde on the Isle of Wight on December 16, 1869, and died on August 3, 1948, at Milford-on-Sea.
Pollard studied and wrote about the history of the Tudors from a political viewpoint. Later in his career, he was a major force in establishing history as an academic subject in Britain.
He went to Jesus College, Oxford and achieved a first class honours in Modern History in 1891. He became Assistant Editor of and a contributor to the Dictionary of National Biography in 1893. He was Professor of Constitutional History at University College London from 1903 to 1931. He was a member of the Royal Historical Manuscripts Commission, and founder of the Historical Association, 1906. He was Editor of History, 1916-1922, and of the Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research, 1923-1939. He published 500 articles in the Dictionary of National Biography, and many other books and papers concerning history.