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George Gordon Coulton (1858-1947) was a British historian, known for numerous works on medieval history. He was known also as a keen controversialist. 1858 (MDCCCLVIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ...

He was born in King's Lynn. He was educated at Lynn Grammar School, and Felsted School, and St Catharine's College, Cambridge. Kings Lynn is a town and port in the English county of Norfolk. ... Full name Collegium sive aula D. Catharinæ in Universitate Cantabrigiensi Motto   Do it for the wheel! (unofficial) Named after St Catharine of Alexandria Previous names Katharine Hall (1473-1860) Established 1473 Sister College(s) Worcester College Master (From 1st January, 2007) Prof. ...

He taught for a short period, and was ordained in 1883. He did not however pursue that course in the Church of England, in the absence of a vocation. He took further teaching jobs, and began as an independent scholar to study the history of the Middle Ages. The Church of England is the officially established Christian church[1] in England, and acts as the mother and senior branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, as well as a founding member of the Porvoo Communion. ...

In 1911 he found a lecturing position at the University of Cambridge. He became a Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge in 1919, a Fellow of the British Academy in 1929. The University of Cambridge (often called Cambridge University, or just Cambridge), located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... Full name The College of Saint John the Evangelist of the University of Cambridge Motto Souvent me Souvient I Often Remember Named after The Hospital of Saint John the Evangelist, Cambridge, named after John the Evangelist Previous names Incorporates part of what was Merton Hall which no longer exists Established... Fellows of the British Academy (FBA). ...


  • Father Rhine (1898) travel writing
  • Friar's Lantern (1906)
  • Pearl. A Fourteenth-Century Poem (1906) translator
  • From Saint Francis to Dante. Translations from the Chronicle of the Franciscan Salimbene (1221 - 1288) (1907)
  • Chaucer and his England (1908)
  • A Medieval Garner (1910)
  • French Monasticism in 1503 (1915)
  • The Main Illusions of Pacificism: a Criticism of Mr. Norman Angell and of the Union of Democratic Control (1916)
  • The Plain man's religion in the Middle Ages (1916) pamphlet
  • The Case for Compulsory Military Service (1917)
  • Social Life in Britain from the Conquest to the Reformation (1918)
  • Christ, St Francis and To-Day (1919)
  • The Roman Catholic Church and the Bible. Some Historical Notes (1921) booklet
  • Monasticism: Its Cause and Effects. Sketch of the Social and Intellectual Part Played By World History By the Monastic Institution
  • Infant Perdition in the Middle Ages (1922)
  • Papal Infallibility (1922)
  • A Victorian Schoolmaster: Henry Hart of Sedbergh (1923)
  • The Death Penalty for Heresy from 1164 to 1921 AD (1924)
  • Roman Catholic Truth: An Open Discussion between G. G. Coulton and L. J. Walker (1924)
  • The Medieval Village (1925) Medieval Village, Manor & Monastery
  • Art and the Reformation (1928) also as Medieval Faith And Symbolism and Fate of Medieval Art in the Renaissance & Reformation
  • Life in the Middle Ages (1928, four volumes)
  • Miracle of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1928) editor
  • The Inquisition (1929)
  • Modern Faith (1929)
  • The Black Death (1929)
  • Crusades, Commerce and Adventure (1930)
  • The Works of Liudprand of Cremona (1930) edited with Eileen Power
  • Malta - And Beyond (1930) pamphlet
  • Froissart and His Chronicles: The Chronicler of European Chivalry (1930)
  • The Medieval Scene (1930)
  • Romanism And Truth (1930, two volumes)
  • In Defence Of The Reformation (1931)
  • Some Problems in Medieval Historiography (1932) Raleigh Lecture
  • Two saints: St. Bernard & St. Francis (1932)
  • Scottish Abbeys and Social Life
  • The Meaning of Medieval Moneys (1934)
  • Commentary on the Rule Of St Augustine By Robertus Richardinus (1935) editor
  • H. W. Fowler (1935)
  • The Faith of St. Thomas More (1935)
  • Sectarian History: A Fresh Development (1937) pamphlet
  • The Scandal of Cardinal Gasquet (1937) pamphlet
  • Inquisition and Liberty (1938)
  • Medieval Panorama (1938, 2 volumes)
  • Studies in Medieval Thought (1940)
  • Europe's Apprenticeship - a Survey of Medieval Latin with Examples (1940)
  • Fourscore Years (1943) autobiography, James Tait Black Memorial Prize
  • Is The Catholic Church Anti-Social? (1946) with Arnold Lunn
  • Stained Glass of the 12th and 13th Centuries from French Cathedrals (1951) with Marcel Aubert
  • Five Centuries of Religion (1927-1950) in four volumes: I St. Bernard, his predecessors and successors, 1000-1200 AD, II The friars and the dead weight of tradition, 1200-1400 AD, III Getting & spending, IV The last days of medieval monachism
  • Medieval Studies, Ten Medieval Studies

Salimbene di Adam or Salimbene of Parma (9 October 1221– 1290), was a Franciscan friar and chronicler who is an important source for Italian history of the 13th century. ... Sir Ralph Norman Angell Lane (December 26, 1872 – October 7, 1967) was a British lecturer, writer, and Member of Parliament for the Labour Party. ... The Union of Democratic Control was a British pressure group formed in 1914 to press for a more responsive foreign policy. ... Eileen Power (1889-1940) was a British economic historian. ... Henry Watson Fowler (10 March 1858 - 26 December 1933) was an English schoolmaster, lexicographer and commentator on usage, notable for both Fowlers Modern English Usage (first published 1926) and his work on the Concise Oxford Dictionary. ... Founded in 1919, the James Tait Black Memorial Prizes are among the oldest and most prestigious book awards in Britain. ... Memorial to Arnold Lunn in Mürren, Switzerland. ...


  • Sarah Campion (1948) Father, a Portrait of G.G. Coulton at Home

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