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Bennett, Henry Stanleylocked


Born 15 Jan. 1889; e s of William Henry Bennett, Hastings; m 1920, Joan, MA, d of Julia Frankau (Frank Danby); one s three d; died 6 June 1972

Life Fellow, Emmanuel College, Cambridge (Librarian, 1934–59); Emeritus University Reader in English; Vice-President of The British Academy, 1959–60


Emmanuel Coll., Cambridge


Entered S. Mark’s Coll., Chelsea, 1907; Elementary Schoolmaster in London, 1909–15; invalided from Army, 1918; entered Emmanuel Coll., 1918. Mem. of Council of the Senate, Cambridge, 1943–50; Mem., of Bd of Advisers in English in University of London, 1942–50; Pres. 1958–60, and Trustee, 1965–, Bibliographical Soc. Chm. Cambridge Univ. Press Syndicate, 1952–64; Visiting Prof. University of Chicago, 1931, 1948, 1952, 1955, and 1958–; Leverhulme Research Fellow, 1947–49; Sandars Reader in Bibliography, 1951; Gregynog Lectr, University Coll. of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1953. Fellow, Folger Library, 1958 and 1961. Hon. DHL (Chicago), 1955


The Pastons and their England, 1922; England from Chaucer to Caxton, 1928; Marlowe’s Jew of Malta and The Massacre at Paris, edited for the definitive edition of the Works and Life of Christopher Marlowe, 1931; Life on the English Manor, 1937; Quia Amore Langueo (edition of), 1937; The Author and his Public in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries, and Medieval Literature and the Modern Reader (Essays and Studies of English Assoc.), 1938 and 1945; Vol. II Part I, The Oxford History of English Literature, 1947; English Books and Readers: Vol. I, 1475 to 1557, 1952; Six Medieval Men and Women, 1955; English Books and Readers: Vol. II, 1558–1603, 1965; Vol. III, 1603–1640, 1970


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