George Thomas Stokes (1843–1898) was an Irish ecclesiastical historian.
Stokes was born on December 28, 1843 in
Athlone, Ireland. He studied at Galway grammar school and at Queens College Galway. He graduated from Trinity College, Dublin with a B.A. in 1864, an M.A. in 1871, a B.D. in 1881, and a D.D. in 1886.
Stokes was vicar of All Saints, in
Newtown Park, Dublin, from 1868–1898. In 1880 he became assistant to the Regius Professor of Divinity, and in 1883 became Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Trinity College, Dublin. He became librarian of Marsh's Library in Dublin in 1887, and the prebend and canon of St Andrew's in 1893.
He died in Dublin on March 24, 1898.
Publications [ edit ]
Ireland and the (London, 1886) Celtic Church. A History of Ireland from St Patrick to the English Conquest in 1172
A commentary on the 2 vols, in Acts The Expositor’s Bible (1888)
Ireland and the Anglo-Norman Church. A History of Ireland and Irish Christianity from the Anglo-Norman Conquest to the Dawn of the (1889) Reformation
Dudley Loftus: A Dublin Antiquary of the Seventeenth Century (Dublin, 1890)
The Island Monasteries of Wales and Ireland (1891)
St Fechin of Fone, and his Monastery (1892)
Greek in (1892) Gaul and Western Europe down to A.D. 700. The Knowledge of Greek in Ireland between A.D. 500 and 900
Calendar of the Liber Niger Alani (1893)
The Writings of St Patrick, a Translation with Notes (1887) (in collaboration with C. H. H. Wright)