David Knowles

Benedictine monk and historian (1896-1974)

1896   -   1974

country of citizenship: United Kingdom
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: Christ's College, Pontificio Ateneo Sant Anselmo, Downside School
occupation: monk, Catholic priest, historian, university teacher
award received: Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

Michael David Knowles (born Michael Clive Knowles, 29 September 1896 – 21 November 1974) was an English Benedictine monk, Catholic priest, and historian, who became Regius Professor of Modern History at the University of Cambridge from 1954 to 1963. His works on monasticism in England from the times of Dunstan (909–988) to the dissolution of the monasteries are considered authoritative.
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