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Dorothy Whitelock

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Dorothy Whitelock (1901-1982) was a scholar of Anglo-Saxon poetry and history. She was a colleague of J.R.R. Tolkien at the University of Oxford from 1930 until 1957, when she became Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at the University of Cambridge.[1]


  • Anglo-Saxon Wills (1930)
  • The Audience of Beowulf (1951)
  • The Beginnings of English Society (1952)
  • English Historical Documents c. 500-1042 (1955)
  • Genuine Asser (1967)

See also


  1. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 1101