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Erik Routley

ROUTLEY, Erik Reginald. b. Brighton, Sussex, 31 October 1917; d. Nashville, Tennessee, USA, 8 October 1982. He was the only child of John, a businessman and town councillor who was Mayor of Brighton in 1936-37, and Eleanor, a homemaker and musician. He attended Fonthill Preparatory School, 1925-31 and Lancing College, 1931-36. He read Literae Humaniores (nicknamed ‘Mods’ and ‘Greats’: classics/ ancient history and philosophy) at Magdalen College, Oxford (BA 1940, MA 1943). He became an associate member of Mansfield College, Oxford, in 1939, where he also played the organ for chapel (from 1936 onwards), and read theology (BD 1946, DPhil 1952). He married Margaret Scott, herself an...

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