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King, Alexander

Born: 1904 AD
Died: 1970 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Authors, Writers

1904 – A king was born on the 22nd day of May this year in Sherborne, Dorset, England. He is the second son of Rev. Henry Robinson King, a master at Sherborne School, and his wife Emily Constance, née Gray, a schoolteacher.


1928 – He was educated at Sherborne School and New College, Oxford, Alec obtained third-class honours in classics, he obtained his B.A., this year and his M.A., 1931.


1933 – He joined Murdoch’s department of English at the University of Western Australia as a part-time assistant-lecturer.


1939 – His principal publications included a school text, co-authored with Martin Ketley, The Control of Language in this year.


1941 – He progressed to become a lecturer and reader in 1952.


1945 – He wrote a children’s book, Australian Holiday, which King wrote with his wife.


1966 – He wrote “Wordsworth and the Artist’s Vision” and a collection of essays, edited and subsequently published by his son Francis, The Unprosaic Imagination in 1975.


1966 – He took up the second chair of English at Monash University, Melbourne. Ill health marred his tenure.


1970 – Survived by his wife, daughter and two sons, he died of cancer on the 7th day of March this year at Canterbury, Melbourne, Victoria,Australia.