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Nora K. Chadwick

– Early life and education: – Nora Kershaw born in Lancashire in 1891 – First daughter of James Kershaw and Emma Clara Booth – Sister […]

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– Early life and education:
– Nora Kershaw born in Lancashire in 1891
– First daughter of James Kershaw and Emma Clara Booth
– Sister Mabel converted to Catholicism and became a Carmelite nun
– Received undergraduate degree from Newnham College, Cambridge
– Studied Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse under Professor Hector Munro Chadwick

– Career:
– Spent most of her life on research, focusing on the Celts
– University Lecturer at the University of Cambridge from 1950 to 1958
– Received honorary degrees from various universities
– Made Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1961
– Known for her work on the Celts, especially the earliest period

– Bequest:
– Nora Chadwick died in Cambridge
– Left a sum to the University of Cambridge for a readership in Celtic Studies

– Publications:
– Published the first full English translation of “Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks”
– Translated the poem “Hlöðskviða” found within Heidriks saga
– Co-authored the three-volume work “The Growth of Literature” with her husband
– Wrote “The Beginnings of Russian History, an enquiry into sources”
– Collaborated on revisions of epic poetry with V. M. Zhirmunsky

– References:
– Various references and reviews of Nora Kershaw Chadwick’s works
– Recognized for her contributions to Celtic studies and early literature

Nora K. Chadwick (Wikipedia)

Nora Kershaw Chadwick CBE FSA FBA (28 January 1891 – 24 April 1972) was an English philologist who specialized in Anglo-Saxon, Celtic and Old Norse studies.

Nora K. Chadwick
Born
Nora Kershaw

(1891-01-28)28 January 1891
Lancashire, England
Died24 April 1972(1972-04-24) (aged 81)
Cambridge, England
NationalityBritish
OccupationMedievalist
Notable workThe Druids
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