Sir Frank Merry Stenton, FBA (17 May 1880 – 15 September 1967) was an English historian of Anglo-Saxon England, and president of the Royal Historical Society (1937–1945). Stenton was a professor of history at the University of Reading (1926–1946), and subsequently the university's vice-chancellor (1946–1950). Stenton's papers, together with those of his wife Doris, Lady Stenton, their library and his coin collection are part of the special collections at Reading University.
In 1958 he presented a lecture to the BNS, and luckily we have a recording of it, made by Stewart Lyon. A version of the lecture, based on this recording, was printed as 'The Anglo-Saxon Coinage and the Historian', in Preparatory to Anglo-Saxon England, being the Collected Papers of Frank Merry Stenton, ed. D. M. Stenton (Oxford, 1970), pp. 371-82. Click on the link below to hear the lecture, which lasts a little over an hour.
|Sir Frank Stenton Lecture, 1958, "The Anglo-Saxon Coinage and Historians"|