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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 166, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, IX$
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Ron Johnston

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264751

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264751.001.0001

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Francis Robin Houssemayne Du Boulay 1920–2008

Francis Robin Houssemayne Du Boulay 1920–2008

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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 166, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, IX

C. H. Lawrence

British Academy

Francis Robin Houssemayne Du Boulay, historian of England and Germany in the later Middle Ages, is remembered with admiration and affection by his colleagues as a fine scholar, and as a witty, charitable, and sometimes mercurial companion. Many professors of history and writers in Britain and the USA can testify to Boulay's inspiring gifts as a teacher. His unique historical vision, which is most powerfully communicated in his books on England in the later middle ages and Piers Plowman, offers his readers a richly documented understanding of the lives and mentalities of medieval people, informed by sympathy and a deep charity. This is a valuable gift from a historian to a society in danger of losing its identity through forgetfulness of its past.

Keywords:   historian, biography, obituary

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