H. P. R. Finberg
Herbert Patrick Reginald Finberg (1900–74)) was the first Professor of English Local History, appointed by Leicester University in 1964, and his department became recognised as the only centre for postgraduate studies in the subject. He edited three volumes of early Anglo-Saxon charters, Early Charters of Devon and Cornwall (1953), Early Charters of the West Midlands (1961) and Early Charters of Wessex (1964). He also edited Scandinavian England. Collected Papers by F. T. Wainwright. Other works included Tavistock Abbey (1949) and Manual of Catholic Prayer (1962).