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Dr. Tim Flight

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Tim Flight is an historian and literary critic who specializes in the medieval period, generally, with a particular focus on Anglo-Saxon England and human interactions with the natural world. Tim’s early years took place on the Surrey-Sussex border, in the area commonly known as The Weald. Taking his strong passion for history and literature from an early age, he carried this through his education at Lanesborough School and Cranleigh School.  He then studied English Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London for his undergraduate degree, and achieved the highest final-year average in the process of being awarded First Class Honours. He read for an MA in Medieval Studies at the same institution, which combined historical and literary study, and was again awarded the highest  average mark. After winning an  Arts and Humanities Research Council Scholarship, he read for a DPhil in Anglo-Saxon literature at Magdalen College,  Oxford while also lecturing at both Royal  Holloway and Oxford. After graduating in 2016, he pursued a career outside of conventional academia as a  freelance writer.

In addition to his book, “Basilisks and Beowulf”, Tim has contributed numerous historical articles for a variety of publications including History Today, Renaissance Magazine and Historic U.K. as well as a variety of papers for academic publications. Log onto Tim’s website for more background and contact information: Dr. Tim Flight

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