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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 124. Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, III$
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P. J. Marshall

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263204

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263204.001.0001

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John Michael Wallace-Hadrill, 1916–1985

John Michael Wallace-Hadrill, 1916–1985

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(p.331) (p.332) John Michael Wallace-Hadrill, 1916–1985
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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 124. Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, III
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Ian Wood

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263204.003.0017

John Michael Wallace–Hadrill's career was marked by a series of distinctions, notably an Oxford D.Litt. in 1967, his election to the British Academy in 1969, and his CBE in 1982. He would also later hold two prestigious chairs, in Manchester and Oxford. It is, however, through his publications that he is best known. The first of these appeared during his first years at Merton. The earliest article was a piece for the Manchester Guardian, on ‘Alfred the Great, 849–899, his European setting’. Although a slight piece, it already announced concerns that would recur throughout his work: Alfred would receive attention in Early Germanic Kingship. More important was the insistence on seeing English history in a Continental context.

Keywords:   Alfred the Great, historian, English history, biography, Merton

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