James Franck Bright

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Dr James Franck Bright MA DD (born 29 May 1832 in London; died 23 October 1920 at Ditchingham, Norfolk) was a British historian and Master of University College, Oxford.[1]

Franck Bright was the son of the physician Richard Bright. He was educated at Rugby and University College, Oxford,[2] and was then a schoolmaster at Marlborough College, where he was Head of the Modern Department for sixteen years. Bright became a history tutor at Balliol College in 1872, Dean of University College in 1874, and Master of University College from 1881 to 1906.


  • English History for the Use of Public Schools
  • Maria Theresa


  1. ^ "Bright, James Franck", The Concise Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 1992.
  2. ^ Bickerton, Fred, Fred of Oxford. London: Evans Brothers Limited, 1953, pages 130–131.

External links[edit]

^ Wikisource-logo.svg Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1922). "Bright, James Franck". Encyclopædia Britannica (12th ed.). London & New York. 

Academic offices
Preceded by
George Granville Bradley
Master of University College, Oxford
Succeeded by
Reginald Walter Macan