Ruth Dudley Edwards Married, Husband, Family, Age, Net Worth

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Ruth Dudley Edwards Married, Husband, Family, Age, Net Worth

Quick Information

  • Date of Birth May 24, 1944
  • Age 80 Years, 1 Months
  • Nationality British, Irish
  • Profession Historian
  • Marital Status Single
  • Husband/Spouse Patrick Cosgrave (M. 1965 - Div. 1975), John Mattock (M. 1976 - Div. 1991)
  • Divorced/Engaged Twice
  • Gay/Lesbain No
  • Net Worth Not Disclosed
  • Height N/A
  • Education Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, Girton College, University of Cambridge, University College Dublin
  • Siblings Owen Dudley Edwards(Brother)
  • Parents Robert Dudley Edwards(Father), Sheila O'Sullivan(Mother)

Ruth Dudley Edwards is an Irish writer and a columnist for the Irish Sunday Independent.

Born on 24 May 1944, she was raised in Dublin, Ireland with her brother Owen Dudley Edwards, a historian. She was parented by an Irish historian professor, Robert Dudley Edwards (her father) and a teacher, Shelia Dudley Edwards (her mother). She is firmly attached to her family members since she often flaunts her relationship with them.

As for her academic achievements, Ruth, who currently ages 74, graduated from the University College, Ireland. Later, she enrolled in Girton College, Wolfson College, Cambridge, and the City of London, where she achieved a diploma in business studies.

Ruth Dudley Edwards Married, Husband

Well, Ruth is enjoying her singlehood right now.

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But, that doesn't mean she has never been in a relationship. She previously tied the wedding knots and exchanged the marriage vows with two men:

1. Patrick Cosgrave

Ruth first married the brilliant political Journalist and a writer, Patrick Cosgrave. She shared the wedding vows with her partner on 31 July 1965. However, her marital life with Patrick could not succeed further as the couple got divorced in 1975, after ten years of marriage. 

2. John Mattock

 After the split with her first husband, Ruth fell in love with a teacher named John Mattock. Fortifying their relationship, the duo married on 10 January 1976. The couple lived together for 16 years before parting their ways in 1991.

After experiencing the failure in marital life twice, Ruth is currently single and is focused more on her professional life rather than personal life. 

How Does Ruth Dudley Gather Her Net Worth?

Ruth initiated her career as a tutor in history in the University College, Dublin, Ireland. Afterward, she worked as a lecturer of English and History, a marketing executive, and a historian.

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As of now, Ruth is a freelance writer and broadcaster. She started her writing career in 1979. Till now, she has published numerous books related to non-fiction, civil case, and biography.

Some of her famous books include An Atlas of Irish History, The Pursuit of Reason, The Faithful Tribe: An Intimate Portrait of the Loyal Institutions, Aftermath: The Omagh Bombings and the Families' Pursuit of Justice.

Ruth Dudley Edwards at her book launch in Belfast with Dr. Liam Kenned on 13 March 2016 (Photo:

Through multiple-professions, Ruth must have amassed a significant figure of the net worth. She earns an average salary of about $45,487 and $55,420 per year as a historian and a writer respectively. Furthermore, she receives an annual remuneration of about $41,618 via her job as a journalist.