Norman DAVIS, 1923

Name
Norman /DAVIS/
Surname
DAVIS
Given names
Norman
Birth about 1923 48
Occupation
English Professor Oxford

Death of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth LAW
June 3, 1923 (aged 0)
Death of a motherJean BLACK
March 12, 1961 (aged 38 years)
Death
Family with parents
father
Private
mother
18751961
Birth: 1875 40 30Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Death: March 12, 1961Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
himself
1923
Birth: about 1923 48Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Death: England
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