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Bertram Coghill Alan Windle.


Sir Bertram Coghill Alan Windle, M.A., M.D., Sc.D., Ph.D., L.L.D., F.R.S., F.S.A., M.I.R.A., K.S.G., (May 8, 1858 - February 14, 1929) was a British anatomist, administrator, archaeologist, scientist, educationalist and writer. He was born at Mayfield Vicarage, in Staffordshire, where his father, the Reverend Samuel Allen Windle, a Church of England clergyman, was vicar. He attended Trinity College, where he graduated B.A. in 1879. He also served as Librarian of the University Philosophical Society in the 1877-78 session. Later he became a Fellow of the Royal Society. He died in 1929 aged 71.

His historical works were considered by many contemporary reviewers to be full of errors and contradictions. Of his "Romans in Britain" one reviewer wrote as follows, accusing Windle of being less than original, and out of date:

  • "The purpose of this book is to describe Romano-British life with some reference to its historical setting, and its eighteen chapters are illustrated by sixty-five maps, drawings and photographs, more than half of which are reprinted from two well-known books by John Ward. It must at once be said that friends alike of Sir Bentram Windle and of Roman Britain can only regret its publication. The preface is dated 'April 1923', but almost any chapter might have been written twenty years ago, for the author is clearly out of touch even with the salient features of recent research." (The English Historical Review Vol 39, No 155, July 1924)