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John Mitchell Kemble

(1807—1857) philologist and historian


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(1807–57) [Bi]

British philologist and historian whose studies concentrated attention on Anglo‐Saxon language and history. Among his publications were a major edition of the poem Beowulf (1833) and a significant paper in 1856 in which he drew attention to the similarities in material from England and from Hanover.

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R. A. Wiley, 1979, Anglo‐Saxon Kemble: the life and works of John Mitchell Kemble, 1807–1857. Anglo‐Saxon studies in archaeology and history (Oxford: British Archaeological Reports British Series 72), 165–273

Subjects: Archaeology — Literature.


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