Keeping the Rule. David Knowles and the Writing of History
Dom David Knowles was a monk of Downside Abbey and Regius Professor of Modern History at Cambridge. He was one of the most influential historians of his time and his writings on the Medieval Church, especially on the monastic and religious orders, were deeply influential as well as beautifully crafted.
This book contains the texts of a selection of the David Knowles memorial lectures given at Downside Abbey in the years following the fiftieth anniversary of the completion of the Religious Orders in 2009.
Delivered by some of the leading historians of the present day they show Knowles’ continuing influence and the way in which his personality and career shaped his historical writings. They provide a fresh insight into a deeply significant historian.