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Encyclopedia > Keith Feiling

Sir Keith Grahame Feiling (born in 1884) was Chichele Professor of Modern History at Oxford University, 1946-1950. The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ...

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Early Life and Education

The son of Ernest Feiling and Joan Barbara Hawkins, Keith Grahame Feiling was educated at Marlborough School, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England and Balliol College, Oxford. Marlborough College is a British boarding school in the county of Wiltshire, founded in 1843 for the education of the sons of Church of England clergy, although it now accepts both boys and girls of all beliefs. ... Marlborough on a Wednesday Market morning The town-centre of Marlborough Marlborough (pronounced Maulbruh - /ˈmɔːlbɹə/ in IPA) is a market town in the English county of Wiltshire on the Old Bath Road, the old main road from London to Bath. ... Wiltshire (abbreviated Wilts) is a large southern English county. ... College name Balliol College Named after John de Balliol Established 1263 Sister College St Johns Master Andrew Graham JCR President Jack Hawkins Undergraduates 403 MCR President Chelsea Payne Graduates 228 Homepage Boatclub Balliol College, founded in 1263, is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in...


Academic Career

Feiling was appointed tutor in history at Christ Church, Oxford in 1911 and became lecturer in Modern History in 1928. He was Chichele Professor of Modern History at All Souls College, Oxford between 1946 and 1950. College name Christ Church Named after Jesus Christ Established 1546 Sister College Trinity College Dean The Very Revd Christopher Andrew Lewis JCR President William Dorsey Undergraduates 426 MCR or GCR President {{{MCR President}}} Graduates 154 Home page Boat Club Christ Church (Latin: Ædes Christi, the temple or house of Christ... College name All Souls College Collegium Omnium Animarum Named after Feast of All Souls Established 1438 Sister College Trinity Hall, Cambridge Warden Dr. John Davis JCR President None Undergraduates None MCR President None Graduates 8 (approx. ...


Honours

He was invested as a Officer, Order of the British Empire and was awarded the James Tait Black Award for his biography of Warren Hastings in 1954. Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire (Military division) The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority... Warren Hastings (December 6, 1732 - August 22, 1818) was the first governor-general of British India, from 1773 to 1786. ...


For Feiling's 80th birthday in 1964, Hugh Trevor-Roper edited a festchrift, Essays in British history presented to Sir Keith Feiling with a foreword by Lord David Cecil. Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper, Baron Dacre of Glanton (January 15, 1914 - January 26, 2003) was a notable historian of early modern Britain and Nazi Germany, who became infamous for authenticating the Hitler Diaries, which were later proved to be a hoax. ... Lord Edward Christian David Gascoyne-Cecil (April 9, 1902 – January 1, 1986), was an English aristocrat, literary scholar, biographer and academic. ...


Published Works

  • Italian policy since 1870 (1914)
  • A history of the Tory party, 1640-1714 (1924)
  • England under the Tudors and Stuarts (1927)
  • British foreign policy, 1660-1672 (1930)
  • What is conservatism? (1930)
  • The second Tory party, 1714-1832 (1938)
  • The study of the modern history of Great Britain, 1862-1946; an inaugural lecture delivered before the University of Oxford on 1 February 1947 (1947)
  • A history of England, from the coming of the English to 1918 (1950)

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KEITH FEILING's Neville Chamberlain forcibly reminds one of Carlyle's observation that a well written life is as rare as a well spent one.
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Chamberlain was, to an extent, unfortunate in his biography; when his widow commissioned Keith Feiling to write an official life in the 1940s, the government papers were not available for consultation.
As a result, Feiling was unable to tackle criticisms by pointing to the government records in a way that later biographers could.
Feiling filled the gap with extensive use of Chamberlain's private papers and produced a book that many consider to be the best account of Chamberlain's life, but which was unable to overcome the negative image of him at the time.
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