Eric Christiansen, Emeritus Fellow of New College, historian and Oxford character – obituary


Eric Christiansen, born September 15 1937, died October 31 2016

Eric Christiansen, the medieval historian, who has died aged 79, epitomised the worldly-wise scholar who flourished for a generation or so after 1945; he knew the dust of archives well, but his life was not dry-as-dust at all.