John Tosh is Professor of History at the University of Surrey Roehampton. The experiences of fatherhood and of being fathered have been an important strand of his work on the history of the masculinities since Manful
Assertions: Masculinities in Britain since 1800 (Routledge 1991) which he co-edited with Michael Roper. His other books include, A Man's Place: Masculinity and the Middle-Class Home in Victorian England (Yale University Press 1999). Manliness and Masculinities in Nineteenth-Century Britain:
Essays on Gender, Family and Empire will be published by Longman in 2004.