Beryl Smalley

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Beryl Smalley (1905 – 1984) was a British historian, best known for her work, The Study of the Bible in the Middle Ages, originally published around 1940, but revised many times.

She was a tutor in History and former vice-Principal at St Hilda's College, Oxford. One of her more notable pupils was the internationally respected historian on mid-Tudor England, Jennifer Loach, a Tutorial Fellow at Somerville College, Oxford.(Times, 5 May 1995)


  • The Study of the Bible in the Middle Ages, 1940 (3rd ed. 1983)
  • Historians in the Middle Ages, 1974, Thames and Hudson, ISBN 0-684-14121-3
  • The Becket Conflict and the Schools: a Study of Intellectuals in Politics in the Twelfth Century, 1973
  • The Gospels in the Schools, c. 1100 – c. 12801985
  • Studies in Medieval Thought and Learning from Abelard to Wyclif
  • English friars and antiquity in the early fourteenth century, 1960
  • Exempla in the commentaries of Stephen Langton, 1933
  • Medieval exegesis of wisdom literature : esays by Beryl Smalley; edited by Roland E. Murphy. 1986
  • Studies in medieval thought and learning : from Abelard to Wyclif, 1981


  • Bible in the medieval world : essays in memory of Beryl Smalley, edited by Katherine Walsh and Diana Wood. Oxford, 1985