Oscar Browning

(1837—1923) teacher and historian

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(1837–1923), became a history lecturer at King's College, Cambridge, where he was known as a legendary figure: fat, vain, snobbish, and quarrelsome, he nevertheless commanded considerable loyalty from his favoured pupils, and enjoyed his own somewhat ridiculous reputation and the anecdotes he inspired. He published various historical and biographical works, including a life of G. Eliot (1890).

From The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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