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Norman DAVIS1923

Name
Norman DAVIS
Surname
DAVIS
Given names
Norman
Birth about 1923 48
Death of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth LAW
June 3, 1923
Death of a motherJean BLACK
March 12, 1961 (Age 38 years)
Occupation
English Professor Oxford

Death
Note
Dux Otago Boys High 1929; MA Otago University 1933; Rhodes Scholar Oxford Uni 1934, after study lectured in English at Kansas Uni, Lithuania and Sofia Uni, Belgrade.When WWll began stayed in Bulgaria as press attache as he spoke Bulgarian. Sentenced to death in Turkey for conspiracy 1945 but liberated in time. Returned to Oxford and in 1959 succeeded Prof JRR Tolkien as Professor of English. Researched 15c Paston letters fron Norfolk. retired 1980 as Merton Prof of English at Oxford