Keith Feiling

Keith Feiling

Sir Keith Grahame Feiling (1884 - 1977) was Chichele Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford, 1946-1950.

Early life and education

The son of Ernest Feiling and Joan Barbara Hawkins, Keith Grahame Feiling was educated at Marlborough College, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England and Balliol College, Oxford.

Academic career

Feiling was appointed tutor in history at Christ Church, Oxford in 1911 and became lecturer in Modern History in 1928 and was elected Ford's Lecturer in 1930. He was Chichele Professor of Modern History at All Souls College, Oxford between 1946 and 1950.


He was invested as an Officer, Order of the British Empire and was awarded the James Tait Black Award for his biography of "Warren Hastings" in 1954.

For Feiling's 80th birthday in 1964, Hugh Trevor-Roper edited a festschrift, "Essays in British history presented to Sir Keith Feiling" with a foreword by Lord David Cecil.

Published Works

* "Italian policy since 1870" (1914)

* "A history of the Tory party, 1640-1714" (1924)

* "England under the Tudors and Stuarts" (1927)

* "British foreign policy, 1660-1672" (1930)

* "What is conservatism?" (1930)

* "The second Tory party, 1714-1832" (1938)

* "The life of Neville Chamberlain" (1946)

* "The study of the modern history of Great Britain, 1862-1946; an inaugural lecture delivered before the University of Oxford on 1 February 1947" (1947)

* "A history of England, from the coming of the English to 1918" (1950)

* "Warren Hastings" (1954)

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