John Michael Wallace-Hadrill, Merovingian period.(29 September 1916 – 3 November 1985) was a senior academic and one of the foremost historians of the early
John Michael Wallace-Hadrill
|Born||29 September 1916|
|Died||3 November 1985|
|Main interests||Merovingian period|
Wallace-Hadrill was born on 29 September 1916 in Bromsgrove, where his father was a master at Bromsgrove School. He was Professor of Mediaeval History at the University of Manchester between 1955 and 1961. He then became a Senior Research Fellow of Merton College in the University of Oxford (where he held the office of Sub-Warden) from 1961 till 1974. He was Chichele Professor of Modern History at Oxford from 1974 to 1983 and, between 1974 and 1985, a Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford.
He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1969 and delivered the Ford Lectures in 1971. He was a Vice-President of the Royal Historical Society between 1973 and 1976. He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1982. He is the father of the Roman historian Andrew Wallace-Hadrill and the brother of church historian, D.S. Wallace-Hadrill.
- The Barbarian West, 400–1000 (1952).
- The Fourth Book of the Chronicle of Fredegar with Its Continuations (1960).
- The Long-haired Kings (London, 1962).
- Early Germanic Kingship in England and the Continent (Oxford, 1971).
- Early Medieval history (1976).
- The Frankish Church (1983).
- Ideal and reality in Frankish and Anglo-Saxon society: studies presented to J.M. Wallace-Hadrill (1983).
- Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People: A Historical Commentary (Oxford, 1988).
- Marshall, P.J., ed. (2005). "John Michael Wallace-Hadrill". Proceedings of the British Academy. 124 (Biographical Memoirs of Fellows III).
- Leyser, Karl (July 1986). "John Michael Wallace-Hadrill, (1916-85)". The English Historical Review. Oxford University Press. 101 (400): 561–563. doi:10.1093/ehr/CI.CCCC.561. JSTOR 571476.