Glanmor Williams 1920–2005


in Proceedings of the British Academy, 138 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, V

Published by British Academy

Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9780197263938
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734236 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Glanmor Williams 1920–2005

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Glanmor Williams, by dint of intellectual brilliance, far-sighted vision, and exceptional personal charm, achieved towering eminence in the field of Welsh historical studies. Few Welsh scholars in the modern era have served their profession, university, and country as admirably as him, and the flourishing condition of Welsh historical studies during the last half century is in considerable measure attributable to his influence. Yet, in spite of his unrivalled standing as a Welsh historian and the weight of honours he accumulated over the years, Williams remained unspoilt by his academic successes and public achievements.

Keywords: Welsh historical studies; historian; biography; obituary

Chapter.  9950 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Theory, Methods, and Historiography

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