William Hunt (priest)

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William Hunt (1842 – 1931) was an English clergyman and historian.

Life[edit]

He was educated at Harrow School and Trinity College, Oxford, He was vicar of Congresbury, Somerset from 1867 to 1882, and then went to London as a reviewer and contributor to the Dictionary of National Biography. He was President of the Royal Historical Society from 1905 to 1909.

Works[edit]

He wrote:

  • The Somerset Diocese, Bath and Wells (1885)
  • The English Church in the Middle Ages (1888)
  • The English Church, 597-1066 (1899), the first volume in a series of which he was editor
  • the tenth volume of Political History of England (1905-07), of which he was joint editor with R. Lane-Poole
  • The Irish Parliament (1907), edited from a contemporary manuscript.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
George Walter Prothero
President of the Royal Historical Society
1905–1909
Succeeded by
William Cunningham