- [1934-1973] (Creation)
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Dr Jean Bromley was born Jean Robertson c.1914. She was educated at Howell’s School, Denbigh, and then at the University of Liverpool, where she studied English under Professor L. C. Martin. In 1939 she married naval historian John Selwyn Bromley.
She began her teaching career at Liverpool, where she was successively William Noble Fellow, tutor, assistant lecturer and finally lecturer in English between 1937 and 1949. Her specialism was the English renaissance and in 1942 she published ‘The Art of Letters,’ a study of renaissance handbooks.
She spent the 1950s at Oxford with her husband, who was Fellow in Modern History at Keble College between 1947 and 1960. The couple moved to Southampton in the 1960s and in 1964 Dr Bromley was appointed to her first permanent lectureship at the University of Southampton. She was made senior lecturer in 1972. She was by then one of the country’s leading renaissance scholars. In 1973 she published her edition of Sir Philip Sidney’s ‘Arcadia’, for which she was awarded the Rose Mary Crawshay Prize by the British Academy.
Dr Jean Bromley died on 23 August 1990.
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