Hugh Trevor Roper was one of the leading early modern historians of his generation. David Wootton, one of his successors, has written a perceptive review of Trevor Roper's last work- a biography of the physician Sir Theodore Mayerne- in the Times Literary Supplement. Wootton's essay turns into a discussion of Trevor Roper's idea of being a Don and the way that in some senses he represented the last of a trend of thinking about the proper place of a scholar. Some of what appears in his review is slightly apocalyptic- but there is much merit in his analysis of what Trevor Roper represented. Wootten writes beautifully about the ideal of scholarship that Trevor Roper saw himself as representing- the article is a fascinating attempt to study another historian's idea of history by a living and working historian.