Zachary Brooke (historian)

Zachary Nugent Brooke FBA (1883–1946) was a British medieval historian.

Zachary Brooke

Zachary Nugent Brooke

1 December 1883
Died2 October 1946(1946-10-02) (aged 62)
Cambridge, England
SpouseRosa Brooke
ChildrenChristopher N. L. Brooke
Academic background
Alma materSt John's College, Cambridge
Academic work
Sub-disciplineMedieval history
InstitutionsGonville and Caius College, Cambridge


Born on 1 December 1883, Brooke was educated at Bradfield College in Berkshire and St John's College, Cambridge. In 1908, he was elected to a Drosier Fellowship at Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge. He was appointed as the second Professor of Medieval History at Cambridge in 1944.[1] He was appointed as a Fellow of the British Academy in 1940.[2]

Brooke is buried at the Parish of the Ascension Burial Ground, off Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, with his wife Rosa Grace Brooke (1888-1964).[1]

He was the father of Christopher N. L. Brooke, who was also a medieval historian and fellow of Gonville and Caius College.

He died on 7 October 1946.


His published works include:

  • The English Church and the Papacy: From the Conquest to the Reign of John (Cambridge University Press; ISBN 0-521-36687-9)
  • A History of Europe from 911 to 1198 (History of medieval and modern Europe;vol.2) (Methuen)


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Academic offices
Preceded by Professor of Medieval History
at the University of Cambridge

Succeeded by