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Colgrave, Bertram, 1889-1968 (medieval historian and archaeologist)



  • Existence: 1889 - 1968


Bertram Colgrave (1889 - 1968) (medieval historian, archeologist) was educated at Birrmingham University and Clare College, Cambridge (first class in the English Tripos, 1920), and between 1920 and 1955 was successively lecturer and (from 1930) reader in the English Department of the University of Durham. During the decade following his retirement he was a visiting professor at 5 American Universities. He became a leading authority on Anglo-Saxon saints' lives, publishing editions of Eddius' 'Life of St. Wilfrid' (1927), 'Two lives of St. Cuthbert' (1940), and Felix' 'Life of St. Guthlac' (1956). An edition of Bede's 'Ecclesiastical history of the English people', prepared in collaboration with Sir Roger Mynors (a not entirely happy experience for Colgrave, documented in detail in the following correspondence) and an edition of the earliest life of Gregory the Great, were not published until after Colgrave's death in Cambridge on 13 January 1968.

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Bertram Colgrave: Correspondence and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7779
Dates: 1923-1967
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