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Dr. Eric John (1922-2000)

Eric John was a reader in history at the University of Manchester and a specialist in Anglo-Saxon history. He was described by James Campbell as “one of the most distinguished and provocative of Anglo-Saxonists” D.H. Farmer described his studies of the English Benedictine Reform, mainly in pages 154-264 of Orbis Britanniae, as “both stimulating and provocative; even those who cannot assent to all his conclusions recognise that he has brought a new dimension to the study of the reform”.

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