(1) Robert Hutchinson, born in 1948, was defence correspondent for the Press Association from 1976 to 1983 before moving to Jane's Information Group to launch Jane's Defence Weekly. He is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and a contributing author to The Archaelogy of the Reformation. He is the author of Last Days of Henry VIII, Elizabeth's Spy Master and Thomas Cromwell. He was appointed OBE in the 2008 Honours List. [www.loc.gov & amazon.uk] He is an associate tutor in church archaeology at the University of Sussex's Centre for Continuing Education and is the author of numerous papers. [fromiThomas Cromwell (2007)
Robert Hutchinson (2) is a geologist, possibly in New Hampshire [Amazon]
Robert Hutchinson (3) was born in 1951 [www.loc.gov]
Robert Hutchinson (4) is Robert J. Hutchinson [www.loc.gov]
Robert Hutchinson (5) is Robert C. Hutchinson [www.loc.gov]
Robert Hutchinson (6) lived from 1938-2007 [www.loc.gov]
Robert Hutchinson (7) is Robert A. Hutchinson, born in 1938. In the Library of Congress catalog, he is a distinct entry from Robert Hutchison (6) [www.loc.gov]
Robert Hutchinson, author and broadcaster started his working life as a reporter on regional newspapers before joining The Press Association, (the news agency for UK and Irish media) as a night sub-editor. He returned to reporting, later becoming Defence Correspondent. In late 1983 he joined Jane’s Publishing Company as one of the team that successfully launched Jane’s Defence Weekly and became Publishing Director of Jane’s Information Group in 1987, responsible for its magazines, newsletters, books and digital products.
Leaving a decade later, he compiled and edited two editions of Jane’s Warship Recognition Handbook and wrote an acclaimed history of submarines: Jane’s Submarines – War Beneath the Waves (2002), both published by HarperCollins. Weapons of Mass Destruction was published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in 2004.
He retired as chairman of the media side of the Defence Press Broadcasting Advisory Committee (formerly the ‘D-Notice system’) on November 2007. He was appointed OBE in the 2008 New Year’s Honours List.
Hutchinson was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1997 and has published numerous papers on aspects of church archaeology for learned journals. He was a contributor to the Archaeology of the Reformation (2004). He is an Associate Tutor in church archaeology for the University of Sussex’s Centre for Community Engagement. He is a regular lecturer and broadcaster and was co-presenter of History Channel’s Inside the Body of Henry VIII in February 2009. He has a doctorate from the University of Sussex.