Zachary Nugent Brooke

Zachary Nugent Brooke
Born (1883-12-01)1 December 1883
Died 2 October 1946(1946-10-02) (aged 62)
Nationality British
Fields Medieval history
Institutions St John's College, Cambridge
Alma mater Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

Zachary Nugent Brooke FBA (born 1 December 1883, died 7 October 1946) was a British medieval historian and author.


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.


His published works include:


  1. 1 2 Biography at Find a Grave Accessed 24 July 2015
  2. British Academy Register entry Accessed 24 July 2015
Academic offices
Preceded by
Charles William Previté-Orton
Professor of Medieval History, University of Cambridge
Succeeded by
David Knowles

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