Christopher N. L. Brooke

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Professor
Christopher Brooke
CBE FSA FBA
Born Christopher N.L. Brooke
23 June 1927
Died 27 December 2015
Nationality British
Title Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History (1977-1994)
Spouse(s) Rosalind Brooke (née Clark)
Academic background
Education Winchester College
Alma mater University of Cambridge
Academic work
Discipline Historian
Sub discipline Medieval history
Ecclesiastical history
Institutions University of Cambridge

Christopher Nugent Lawrence Brooke, CBE, FSA, FBA (1927 – 27 December 2015) was a British medieval historian. From 1974 to 1994 he was Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History at the University of Cambridge.

Early life and education[edit]

Brooke was the son of Zachary Nugent Brooke (1883–1946) and his wife Rosa Grace Brooke (1888–1964). Following schooling at Winchester College, Brooke undertook his undergraduate work at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he studied with David Knowles.[1]

Academic career[edit]

Brooke taught at Caius from 1977 to 1994, where he remained a Life Fellow. He held the position of Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Cambridge and before becoming a professor emeritus.[2]

Later life[edit]

He died on 27 December 2015 at the age of 88.[3]

Personal life[edit]

It was at Cambridge that Brooke met his future wife, fellow medievalist Rosalind Brooke (née Clark) (d. 2014).[4]

Selected works[edit]

Among Brooke's publications are:

  • The Church and the Welsh Border in the Central Middle Ages[5]
  • London, 800–1216 : The Shaping of a City[6]
  • The English Church & the Papacy, From the Conquest to the Reign of John[7]
  • The Medieval Idea of Marriage[8]
  • A History of the University of Cambridge. Vol. 4, 1870–1990[9]
  • Churches and Churchmen in Medieval Europe[10]
  • The Normans as Cathedral Builders[11]
  • The Architectural History of Winchester Cathedral[12]
  • The Saxon and Norman Kings[13]
  • From Alfred to Henry III 871–1272[14]
  • Carte Nativorum: A Peterborough Abbey Cartulary of the Fourteenth Century[15]
  • The Letters of John of Salisbury[16]
  • The Letters of John of Salisbury. Vol. 2, The Later Letters (1163–1180)[17]
  • A History of Gonville and Caius College[18]
  • Gilbert Foliot and his letters[19]
  • The Heads of Religious Houses, England and Wales: Volume 1, 940–1216[20]
  • The Investiture Disputes[21]
  • Religious Sentiment and Church Design in the Later Middle Ages[22]
  • Archbishop Lanfranc, the English Bishops and the Council of London of 1075[23]
  • The Monastic Constitutions of Lanfranc[24]
  • Councils and Synods, with Other Documents Relating to the English Church: Volume I: A.D. 871–1204[25]
  • Hugh the chanter : the history of the church of York, 1066–1127[26]
  • Oxford and Cambridge. Cambridge University Press, 1988 (with Roger Highfield)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professor Christopher Brooke Interview Transcript". Making History. Retrieved 30 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Professor Christopher Brooke CBE, FBA, Hon VPSA". Gonville & Caius College. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Professor Christopher Brooke
  4. ^ "In memoriam: Dr Rosalind Brooke". Retrieved 30 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "The church and the Welsh border in the central Middle Ages". World Cat. Retrieved 10 March 2009. 
  6. ^ "London, 800–1216 : the shaping of a city". World Cat. Retrieved 10 March 2009. 
  7. ^ "The English church & the papacy, from the Conquest to the reign of John". World Cat. Retrieved 10 March 2009. 
  8. ^ "The medieval idea of marriage". World Cat. Retrieved 10 March 2009. 
  9. ^ "A history of the University of Cambridge. Vol. 4, 1870–1990". World Cat. Retrieved 10 March 2009. 
  10. ^ "Churches and churchmen in medieval Europe". World Cat. Retrieved 10 March 2009. 
  11. ^ "The Normans as cathedral builders". World Cat. Retrieved 10 March 2009. 
  12. ^ "The architectural history of Winchester Cathedral". World Cat. Retrieved 10 March 2009. 
  13. ^ "The Saxon and Norman Kings". World Cat. Retrieved 10 March 2009. 
  14. ^ "From Alfred to Henry III 871–1272". World Cat.  Accessed on 10 March 2009
  15. ^ "Carte nativorum : a Peterborough Abbey cartulary of the fourteenth century". World Cat. Retrieved 10 March 2009. 
  16. ^ "The letters of John of Salisbury". World Cat.  Accessed on 10 March 2009
  17. ^ "The letters of John of Salisbury. Vol. 2, The later letters (1163–1180)". World Cat. Retrieved 10 March 2009. 
  18. ^ "A history of Gonville and Caius college". World Cat.  Accessed on 10 March 2009
  19. ^ "Gilbert Foliot and his letters". World Cat. Retrieved 10 March 2009. 
  20. ^ "The heads of religious houses, England and Wales. [1], 940–1216". World Cat. Retrieved 10 March 2009. 
  21. ^ "The investiture disputes". World Cat. Retrieved 10 March 2009. 
  22. ^ "Religious sentiment and church design in the later Middle Ages". World Cat. Retrieved 10 March 2009. 
  23. ^ "Archbishop Lanfranc, the English bishops and the Council of London of 1075". World Cat. Retrieved 10 March 2009. 
  24. ^ "The monastic constitutions of Lanfranc". World Cat. Retrieved 10 March 2009. 
  25. ^ "Councils and synods, with other documents relating to the English church, I, A.D. 871–1204". World Cat. Retrieved 10 March 2009. 
  26. ^ "Hugh the chanter : the history of the church of York, 1066–1127". World Cat. Retrieved 10 March 2009. 

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