SIR FRANK MERRY STENTON (17 May 1880 – 15 September 1967) was a
20th-century historian of Anglo-Saxon
Stenton was a professor of history at the University of Reading (1926-1946), and subsequently the university's vice-chancellor (1946-1950). During Stenton's period as vice-chancellor at Reading, he presided over the university's purchase of Whiteknights Park , creating the new campus that allowed for the expansion of the university in later decades. In November 2008, it was announced that a new hall of residence to be constructed on that campus would be named Stenton Hall, in his honour.
Doris Mary Stenton , wrote a preface to the third edition
of Anglo-Saxon England, published after his death, and edited
Preparatory to Anglo-Saxon
He was educated at Keble College, Oxford , and was elected an Honorary Fellow in 1947. He was knighted in the 1948 New Year Honours , and received the accolade from King George VI at Buckingham Palace on 10 February 1948.
Stenton's papers, together with those of his wife Lady Doris Stenton, their library and his coin collection are part of the special collections at Reading University.
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