(Kenneth) Bruce McFarlane (1903–1966), historian, was born on 18 October 1903 at 191 Amesbury Avenue, Streatham, the only child of Andrew McFarlane OBE, a civil servant in the Admiralty
A medieval historian, McFarlane opened up the study of 15th–century England through his use both of new types of sources and by moving beyond the conventional constitutional narrative to a more complex analytical approach.
He was the playwright, Alan Bennett's Don at Oxford. Alan bennet remembers McFarlane in https://www.lrb.co.uk/.../k.b.-mcfarlane-is-remembered-by...
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