Sidney LowSir Sidney James Mark Low (22 January 1857 – 14 January 1932) was a British journalist, historian, and essayist.
Following education at King's College School, London he went to the University of Oxford. Initially an undergraduate at Pembroke College, he moved to Balliol when he was awarded a Brakenby scholarship. He received a first class degree in modern history in 1879. He was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in 1892.
He was the editor of the ''St. James's Gazette'' from 1888 to 1897, and was a leader writer and literary editor for the ''Standard''. He was the paper's special correspondent on a number of occasions, covering such events as the visit of the Price of Wales to India, the coronation of Haakon VII of Norway and the Hague Conference of 1907. From 1901 to 1905 he was an alderman on the London County Council for the Conservative-backed Moderate Party.
During the First World War he was a journalist in France and Italy, and edited the wireless service of the Ministry of Information. He was knighted in 1918.
Low was twice married. In 1887 he married Elsie Davison, who died in 1921. In 1924 his second marriage was to Ebba Cecilia Byström, of Stockholm.
He spent his later years writing and lecturing in imperial and colonial history at King's College, London. He died suddenly at his Kensington home in January 1932, aged 74. Provided by Wikipedia