Anthony Steel (historian)

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Anthony Bedford Steel (24 February 1900 – 3 October 1973) was a British historian, specialising on medieval England. He was a fellow of Christ's College Cambridge, and principal of Cardiff University from 1949–66.[1] Among his publications were a monograph on the reign of Richard II, as well as a biography of 19th-century writer Robert Smith Surtees, titled Jorrick's England. He also translated Albert Sorel's L'Europe et la Revolution Francaise into English (as Europe and the French Revolution).[2]


  • Jorrocks's England: On the Works of Robert Smith Surtees (London: Methuen & Co., 1932).
  • Richard II (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1941).
  • The Custom of the Room; or, Early Wine-Books of Christ's College, Cambridge (Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons 1951).
  • The Receipt of the Exchequer, 1377-1485 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1954).


  1. ^ Fox, Jessica S. (2005-07-19). "The story of my great grandfather". BBC. Retrieved 2008-09-03.
  2. ^ "Humanities and Social Studies Archives". Cardiff University. Retrieved 2008-09-03.