Rogers, James E. Thorold (1823-90), political economist, was educated at King's College School and at Oxford, and in 1862 became professor of political economy at Oxford, an office then held only for terms of five years. In 1868 he was defeated on seeking re-election, partly on political grounds. In 1874 he tried to enter Parliament, but without success, but was elected Liberal M.P. for Southwark in 1880, afterwards sitting for Bermondsey. He was defeated in 1886, and was reappointed to the professorship. He wrote two admirable works - A History of Agriculture and Prices in England (1866, etc.), and Six Centuries of Work and Wages (1884).