|Born||Maurice Hugh Keen
30 October 1933
London, United Kingdom
|Died||11 September 2012|
Keen's first success came with the writing of The Outlaws of Medieval Legend while still a Junior Research Fellow at The Queen's College, Oxford. He was elected Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford in 1961, retaining his fellowship until his retirement in 2000, when he was elected Fellow Emeritus. He also served as Junior Dean (1963-68), Tutor for Admissions (1974-1978), and Vice-Master (1980-83).
He was an enthusiastic Governor of Blundell's School in Tiverton for many years, the school being linked through its founder, Peter Blundell, to Balliol.
 Selected works
- (1965) The Laws of War in the Late Middle Ages, Routledge & K.Paul
- (1968) The Pelican History of Medieval Europe, Routledge Kegan & Paul
- (1973) England in the Late Middle Ages, London : Mathuen, ISBN 0-416-75990-4
- (1978) The Outlaws of Medieval Legend Univ of Toronto Press, ISBN 0-8020-1612-X
- (1984) Chivalry, USA: Yale University Press ISBN 0-300-03150-5
- (1986) Some Late Mediaeval Views on Nobility, University of London, ISBN 0-7187-0760-5
- (1996) Nobles, Knights and Men-at-arms in the Middle Ages, Hambledon Continuum, ISBN 1-85285-087-6
- (1999) Medieval Warfare: A History. Oxford University Press
- (2002) Origins of the English Gentleman, Stroud: Tempus, ISBN 0-7524-2558-7
- (2010) Chivalry, London : The Folio Society
 See also
- "Maurice Hugh KEEN Obituary: View Maurice KEEN's Obituary by The Times". Announcements.thetimes.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-09-14.
- Paul Vitello: Maurice H. Keen Dies at 78; Redefined Chivalry New York Times, September 25, 2012
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