Peter Hunter Blair

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Peter Hunter Blair (1912–9 September 1982) was an English academic and historian specializing in the Anglo-Saxon period. In 1969 he married the children's author, Pauline Clarke. She edited his Anglo-Saxon Northumbria in 1984.[1]

Hunter Blair was a fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge and Reader in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, University of Cambridge.[2] His published works include:

  • Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation and Its Importance Today: Jarrow Lecture 1959. Jarrow Lectures. 1959.
  • An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon England, with a new introduction by Simon Keynes (Third ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2003 [1956]. ISBN 0-521-53777-0.
  • Roman Britain and Early England: 55 B.C. – A.D. 871. Norton Library History of England. Edinburgh & New York: Nelson, W. W. Norton & Company. 1963. ISBN 0-351-15318-7.
  • The Coming of Pout. London: Jonathan Cape. 1966.
  • The World of Bede. London: Secker & Warburg. 1970. ISBN 0-436-05010-2.
  • Northumbria in the Days of Bede. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1976. ISBN 0-575-01840-2.

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  1. ^ Anglo-Saxon Northumbria Google books
  2. ^ Peter Hunter Blair, 'Whitby as a Centre of Learning in the Seventh Century', in Learning and Literature in Anglo-Saxon England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985), pp. 3-32 (at p. 3, fn. 1).

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